BUS 372 Complete Course Material
The Role of Unionization. Assess the changing complexion of the U.S. labor force and how it directly affects the role of unionization in the workplace. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Meeting Member Needs. Given today’s globally competitive work environment, assess whether larger, more powerful unions (similar to AFL-CIO and SEIU) favorably represent their members or whether smaller, more targeted unions would better meet the needs of their members. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Profit Interest and Employee Interest. “Capitalism is directed towards the pursuit of profits and unions are directed towards the rights of workers.” Discuss how these opposing viewpoints can be advantageous, yet destructive, to the business community. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Union Requirements. A basic requirement of unions is for members to give up their individual rights (e.g., raises based on performance) to benefit the collective (e.g., cost of living increases to all employees). Discuss your opinion on whether this is equitable and fair. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Week Two Quiz. Complete the quiz on the assigned readings for the week
Changing Landscape of Unions. At the inception of unions, its members consisted of “blue-collar” workers concentrated in the manufacturing sector. Today, only about 35% of union members remain in this sector, requiring unions to expand beyond manufacturing to broaden their membership ranks.
In a two to three page paper to submit to your instructor, detail the following in relation to the changing landscape of unions:
– Discuss how union membership has evolved over the past century.
– Evaluate how unions have modified their philosophy to accommodate this shifting landscape.
– Propose two (2) reforms unions should consider to broaden their...