labor relations class exam blackboard


Labor Relations class


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Need someone that is VERY good in labor relations and knows about the laws that pertain to this subject. This exam is via blackboard and is multiple choice. 50 questions – due by monday @ noon. Once started it has to be completed then – can’t go back and finish it later as it is timed. 60 minutes and only allowed one try.


exam over ch. 5-10 – powerpoints over chapters uploaded to see what were studying in each chapter


Also attached is my last exam – yes I bombed it but it will give you an idea of the questions that are asked.


This is a description from the syllabus regarding the class:



This is a second-year elective course in labor-management relations.  The course examines labor history, major labor legislation, collective bargaining, grievance procedure/arbitration, wage issues and economic supplements e.g. “fringe benefits.”  Students will obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for functioning effectively in an organized – particularly an industrial – environment. 




MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES:  Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:




Describe the current state of labor/management relations.


Evaluate why workers join unions, and why managers resist them.


Review the history of the labor movement in this country.


Discuss major federal legislation impacting labor/management relations.


Apply the principles/concepts of collective bargaining in a mock contract-negotiation exercise. 


Demonstrate familiarity with the vagaries of grievance procedure.


Differentiate between mediation and arbitration.


Isolate myriad wage issues under collective bargaining – e.g., basic rates, escalators, differentials, overtime issues, two-tier systems, etc.


Identify and describe various economic supplements under collective bargaining, including pensions/retirement plans, vacations/holidays, health insurance plans, SUB pay, etc.


Explain the various levels of union security (“shop agreements”).




COURSE CONTENT:  Topical areas of the class include –




Organized labor and the Management Community


            State of the unions today


            White-Collar employees         


            Labor’s present strategic power


            Why workers join unions


            Why managers resist unions


            Labor relations in the public sector


The Historical Framework


            The first unions and their limited success


            The foundation of modern unionism


            Rise and fall of the Knights of Labor


            Formation of the AFL


            The Great Depression


            The CIO challenges the AFL


            World War II


            The merger of the AFL and CIO


Labor Legislation


            The Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932


            The Wagner Act of 1935


            From Wagner to Taft-Hartley


            The Taft-Hartley Amendments of 1947


            The Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959


At the Bargaining Table


            Preparation for negotiations


            The bargaining process:  early stages


            Later stages


            Final stages


            Crisis situations (mediation)




Administering the Agreement


            Grievance procedure




            The “Trilogy” cases


            Arbitration costs and time lag


Wage Issues


            Determining the basic wage rate


            Escalator clauses (COLAs)






            Two-Tier wage systems


Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining


            Pension and retirement plans






            Negotiated health insurance plans


            SUB plans


Institutional Issues under Collective Bargaining


            Forms of union security (shop agreements)


            The Checkoff




            QWL Programs






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