Labor-Management Relations and Legal Influences

Chapter 2 – The History of Labor-Management Relations

  • 1869 to World War I
  • World War I to World War II
  • World War II to Present

Assignment:

  1. Select an existing national union and us the four criteria mentioned in the introduction of this chapter for evaluating the strengths of that labor organization. Using the same criteria, discuss why the AFL survived and the IWW failed into obscurity.
  2. Discuss some employer tactics used to prevent minimize union membership growth prior to the passage of the National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act in 1935. Which, if any, of these tactics would be lawful today? What anti-union tactics are used today?

Requirements:

  1. Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length (not including your cover page and reference page) and based on your own unique composition.
  2. Include examples in your discussion.
  3. Adhere to APA standards and use APA guidelines to cite references.
  4. Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are expected.

Chapter 3 – Legal Influences

  • Origin of Labor Relations Law
  • The Norris-La Guardia Act
  • The National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933
  • The National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act of 1935
  • Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure (Landrum-Griffin) Act
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Transportation-Related Labor Relations Law (Railway and Airlines)

Assignment:

  1. Although the National Labor Relations Act gives employees certain rights, these rights are not unlimited. Please Discuss.
  2. Should the NLRB’s current jurisdictional standards (i.e., monetary threshold for affecting interstate commerce) be adjusted to take into account the effects of inflation (which would have the effect of removing employees currently covered by the law under existing jurisdictional standards)?

Requirements:

  1. Your paper should be 2-3 pages in length (not including your cover page and reference page) and based on your own unique composition.
  2. Include examples in your discussion.
  3. Adhere to APA standards and use APA guidelines to cite references.
  4. Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation are expected.
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