Module 3 – Case
This assignment is about what the labor contract says. This is a key element in whether or not the union or employer will win at a grievance arbitration case. View the following video that explains that the contract wording alone sometimes does not tell the whole story:
In this Case Assignment we will look at actual labor contracts to experience the content and detail involved.
Go to the following source:
United States Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Collective Bargaining Agreements. Retrieved from https://www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/cba/index.htm
The emphasis is on how to represent information in table form and to draw your own conclusions from the data presented.
Select two labor contracts, each representing a different industry group. Discuss (in your own words):
• How the two contract sections on employee grievance handling differ and are the same (paying close attention to the definition of “grievance”; grievance processing steps, mediation and/or arbitration and other important topics in the clause).
• Compare and contrast their employee discipline/discharge clauses.
• Summarize by bringing in your module readings and/or library research to discuss the impact grievance handling might have on employee relations.
Include at least 3 library sources to help strengthen your discussion.
Half of your paper should be a table or tables, and half a discussion of your conclusions drawn from the tables you present. Paper length: 5 pages, not counting cover and reference pages. Please upload your paper by the module due date.
Demonstrate critical thinking and analysis of the relevant issues and HRM actions, drawing on your background reading and research.
Information Literacy: Evaluate resources and select only library/Web-based resources that provide reliable, substantiated information.
Give authors credit for their work. Cite sources of borrowed information in the body of your text as footnotes or numbered end notes, or use APA style of referencing.
Prepare a paper that is professionally presented (including a cover page, a list of references, headings/subheadings, and a strong introduction and conclusion). Proofread carefully for grammar, spelling, and word-usage errors.
Visit Trident’s Student Guide to Writing a High-Quality Academic Paper for instruction on writing papers, citing sources, proper referencing, and so forth.