Colorado State University Global
HRM450 - Employment Law: Compensation and Policy
This is a two-part assignment where you are expected to address Parts 1 and 2 in one well-developed short report. In the report (consider using a memo format), identify and explain the legal requirements involved in union organizing, within the context of the organization where you work or an organization with which you are familiar.
There are a number of federal agencies charged with oversight of labor law in the United States. The importance of these agencies to the area of labor law cannot be overestimated. In the first part of your report—from the standpoint of a union organizer at the organization you selected identify the federal agencies, and then explain what each does and how they apply to the labor relations process.
If the organization does not currently have a union, discuss Part 1 from the perspective of an HR director. Identify the federal agencies, and then explain what each does and how they would impact the labor relations process at the organization if it does decide to unionize.
There are several significant pieces of federal legislation that require study because of their impact on organizations today. Among these are the:
Railway Labor Act
Wagner and Taft Hartley Acts (as amended)
Civil Service Reform Act, Title VII
In light of your response to the first part of this assignment, critically evaluate each piece of federal legislation in a few sentences. Then briefly discuss why they are important to the labor process at the organization you selected, and include insights the organization can still glean from the legislation.
Your paper should be four to six double-spaced pages in length (not including title or reference pages), , adhere to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements, and include a minimum of three credible sources (which can include the course readings). The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these sources
Exploring the Federal Legislation and Labor Relations Name: Institutional Affiliation: To: The Coca-Cola Management From: The Union Organizer Date: 24/10/2016 Subject: Exploring the Federal Legislation and Labor Relations The labor unions play a significant role in the collective bargaining of working conditions, benefits, and wages for its members. Additionally, the group represents their members in cases of disputes with the employer concerning contract provision violations. Various federal agencies are charged with the labor law oversight responsibility. These include the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), National Mediation Board (NMB), and Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). Another agency is the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s (FMCS). In Coca-Cola’s case, the NLRB and the FMCS agencies apply as they deal with the private sector. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB consists of general counsel and five-member board that controls the activities of the agency. The NLRB seeks to protect the right of the employees in the private sector with the aim of improving their working conditions and wages. The agency enforces laws that strive to protect employees against certain union and employer misconduct. The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) stipulates these rights that the NLRB protects (Hegji, 2012). The employees cannot be penalized, suspended or fired for being part of a protected group event. Also, the agency ...