Compare the labor-management
relations between the United States, Canada, and Australia. Identify three
major differences between each and provide your opinion on the effectiveness of
Based on your experiences, do you feel that the single
representative labor organization is more functional due to the unified focus
of the organization? What are your thoughts regarding the impact a larger
labor organization has on labor negotiations?
organizations are different; Especially in the size and function of the
organization. Take Walmart for instance. They do not believe in unions.
Congress and state legislature, and Walmart should definitely allow workers the right to
decide whether or not they want a union. However, if employees decide to join a union then the union will only
be only a representative choice. The right to negotiate contracts tailored to
there particular needs. This would “Allow workers to switch bargaining
representatives would force unions to respond to their members’ concerns. Like
re-election votes, it would hold unions accountable to their members. Unlike
re-election votes, it would fix one of the major downsides of unionizing:
one-size-fits-all contracts” (Sherk, 2012). Any disputes or disagreements will
need to be worked through quickly and management needs to explain clearly why a
union's desired change might not be possible. Trust is crucial to establishing
a solid foundation on which to build the desired collaborative relationship.
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