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Enhancing Union-Management Relations



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Chapter Twelve Enhancing Union Management Relations Learning Objectives 1 Explain how and why labor unions came into being 2 Discuss the sources of unions negotiating power and trends in union membership 3 Identify the main focus of several major pieces of labor management legislation 4 Enumerate the steps involved in forming a union and show how the National Labor Relations Board is involved in the process Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company All rights reserved 12 2 Learning Objectives cont d 5 Describe the basic elements in the collective bargaining process 6 Identify the major issues covered in a unionmanagement contract 7 Explain the primary bargaining tools available to unions and management Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company All rights reserved 12 3 Union Management Relations Labor Union An organization of workers acting together to negotiate their wages and working conditions with employers Union Management Labor Relations The dealings between labor union and business management both in the bargaining process and beyond it Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company All rights reserved 12 4 The Historical Development of Unions Early History Craft union Organization of skilled workers in a single craft or trade Limited to a single city lasted for a short time Knights of Labor Formed as a secret society Goals to eliminate depersonalization of worker resulting from mass production to improve moral standards of employees and society Lost public favor after Haymarket riot of 1886 Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company All rights reserved 12 5 The Historical Development of Unions cont d Early History cont d American Federation of Labor AFL Samuel Gompers goal to improve members living standards Used the strike as an effective labor weapon Industrial Workers of the World IWW A radical movement to overthrow capitalism Copyright Houghton Mifflin Company All rights reserved 12 6 The Historical Development of Unions Evolution of Contemporary Labor Organizations Industrial union An



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