• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Identify and explain the major issues relative to the unionization process and what organizations do to make it difficult to implement the process relative to unfair practices. Cite sources and examples.

Extracts from this document...


Essay Question: Identify and explain the major issues relative to the unionization process and what organizations do to make it difficult to implement the process relative to unfair practices. Cite sources and examples. Introduction I intend to explain in great detail the major issues relative to the unionization process, the act, which governs, and the independent agency, which polices it. I will also show what organizations do to make it difficult to implement the process relative to unfair practices. Body The NLRA (National Labor Relations Act) was enacted by Congress in 1935. It has the power to regulate interstate commerce and to govern the employer/employee bargaining and union relationship on a national level. The Labor Management Relations (Taft-Hartley) Act in 1947 and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure (Landrum-Griffen) Act in 1959 amended the NLRA. Most employers and employees involved in businesses that affect interstate commerce in any way are regulated by the act. The NLRA gives employees the right to determine for themselves whether they wish to be represented by a union. If the majority of the employees in an appropriate bargaining unit indicate that they support a union a certification of representative is issued. This petition, which is normally filed by a union, seeks an election to determine whether employees wish to be represented by a union. ...read more.


with a labor organization (not established, maintained, or assisted by any action defined in section 8(a)of this Act [in this subsection] as an unfair labor practice) to require as a condition of employment membership therein on or after the thirtieth day following the beginning of such employment or the effective date of such agreement, whichever is the later, if such labor organization is the representative of the employees as provided in section 9(a) [section159(a) of this title], in the appropriate collective-bargaining unit covered held as provided in section 9(e) [section 159(e) of this title] within one year preceding the effective date of such agreement, the Board shall have certified that at least a majority of the employees eligible to vote in such election have voted to rescind the authority of such labor organization to make such an agreement: Provided further, That no employer shall justify any discrimination against an employee for non-membership in a labor organization (A) if he has reasonable grounds for believing that such membership was not available to the employee on the same terms and conditions generally applicable to other members, or (B) if he has reasonable grounds for believing that membership was denied or terminated for reasons other than the failure of the employee to tender the periodic dues and the initiation fees uniformly required as a condition of acquiring or retaining membership;(4) ...read more.


The goal that night, a Vance employee told a reporter, was "to hurt people." Detroit police watched the Vance riot, but no arrests were made. Conclusion I feel once again that I have thoroughly covered the questions given. I put quite a bit of time into researching each part of the question. I was appalled at a lot of the information that I read, especially at Caterpillar and in Detroit. The examples I chose were the best out of many, which I had found. I really got into this essay and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. (Seriously) Sources Patrick J. Cihon, James Ottavio Castagnera, Employment and Labor Law, Third Edition(West Educational Publishing Company, 1999) Chapters 14 and 15. Chromer, Robert. "Union Busters." Industrial Worker Magazine Feb. 1996, Industrial Worker Magazine Online. Online. Levine, Daniel, " A l**t to Bust." Disgruntled Magazine 7 Sept. 1997," Disgruntled Magazine Online. Online, (Counterpoint Publishing Inc. 1997) Kate Bronfrenbrenner, Cornell University and Paul Weiler, Harvard University; "Commission on the Future or Worker Management Relations." AFL-CIO Homepage Online. Online. 1999 IBEW Local 58 Homepage, " National Labor Relations Board." Online, 1999 Hunter, Robert, " Can the big labor movement survive." July 1997 Michigan Chamber of Commerce. Michigan Forward, Online, 1997 Wade, Russell, " Stalog Caterpillar "96"." Solidarity Magazine July 1996, Solidarity Magazine Online, Online, 1999 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Trade Unions section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Trade Unions essays

  1. Trade Union

    As the name suggests, there are three main services that are offered by ACAS, advice, conciliation and arbitration. A.C.A.S. representatives can be invited into a business by the two feuding parties (employers and trade unions) in order to offer their advice to both parties on the industrial unrest and the 'best' way to proceed in order to settle the unrest.

  2. Dispute Resolution and Grievance with BellSouth Yellow PagesBellSouth Advertising and Publishing Corporation is a ...

    He filed for EAP, (Employee Assistance Program) and was allowed to keep his job while going through therapy. During this time, his performance was suffering badly. We terminated this employee in the winter of 1999. We collected data on this rep for almost 2 years.

  1. Employment relationship

    The trade union representative will search for an agreement that incorporates the best possible terms of employment with the minimum number of concessions on working practices. These differing perspectives will give rise to conflicts, which will need to be resolved through enhancing collaboration mechanisms such as joint consultation, team briefings and quality circles.

  2. 'The impact of legislation introduced between 1980 and 1993 is the principal reason for ...

    This is further amended by Waddington who adds 'the effects of legislation enacted during the 1980s are contradictory and closely related to other developments' (Waddington YEAR), illustrating his point using the examples of the closed shop. Freeman and Pelletier claim that legislation on closed shop had a marked effect on membership decline.

  1. The Gap Inc

    The ministry of labor granted the union legal status, the first union to recognize in a free trade zone of El Salvador. The Mandarin Company was notified of the legal status of the union on February 7. It responded by closing down the plants on February 8.

  2. Employee Relations and Trade Union Recognition Within The Catering Sector.

    All the above will be achieved at no extra cost as hopefully it will help eliminate the amount of informal rewards taking place within the hotel chain, as these are a drain on the resources of the organization At the end of each quarter the employer will host a lunchtime

  1. Is the strike no longer necessary?

    The collective worker organisation necessary for strike action is often the source of increased worker solidarity and better morale. By undertaking strike activity, employees feel they have some control over their working lives. In this respect strikes may lead to greater integration of the workforce.

  2. This paper explores the history of government, employee and employer associations and their effects ...

    Since the 1993 Industrial Relations Reform Act however, individual states could no longer ignore the Federal framework completely even though under the Australian Constitution state governments are entitled to pass their own legislation regarding the way industrial relations are conducted in their state.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work