What is the role of management and unions in society today?

Students will provide a summary of the key lessons learned during the negotiating process of this course as well as a reflection on the other course outcomes. Below are specific points to include in the paper:

•What is the role of management and unions in society today? How has this changed in the last 100 years?

•How does the history of unions and the collective bargaining process impact negotiations today? What are some of the current trends or problems in labor relation practices?

•Would this negotiation process differ if it involved a public compared to a private-sector union? Please explain.

•How has this exercise increased your understanding of the collective bargaining process? What is your assessment of the value of mediation and arbitration in this process?

•Explain the value of the various organizational leadership competencies (communication, problem solving, teamwork, analytical skills, legal and ethical practices, strategic approach, and research) that are important to be successful in this type of negotiating process.

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:

 An appreciation of the role of management and unions in society  An understanding of the historical precedents and current trends and problems underlying labor relations practices  A framework for analysis of our labor relations system in both the public and private sectors  Skills in applying this framework in collective bargaining, grievances, arbitration, and mediation  Assist students to further develop competencies in: Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Analytical Skills, Legal and Ethical Practices, Strategic Approach, and Research


Approximately 250 words