Bargaining week 3 discussion 2
collective bargaining regarding public employees pay, benefits, and pension
obligations agreements have become a significant issue across the United
States, complete a comparison of the three models of collective bargaining. In
your analysis, identify which model(s) are more advantageous to either labor or
management and why. How does the reduction of employee rights in several states
affect law enforcement? What impact does the inability to strike have on the
collective bargaining process?
The language in the Ohio Revised
Code is pretty clear, stating, "No public employee shall strike during the
term or extended term of a collective bargaining agreement."
Flu the 53 officers called in sick in a
illegal strike. The term blue flu is a work stoppage by a group of
employees who are prohibited by law from calling a standard labor-union-type
strike. In lieu of striking, employees will conspire to call in sick on the same day
or days to voice a protest or win some type of concession. Instead of working
employees would call in sick. This was namely used by uniformed police
officers. The blue Act places pressure on supervisory staff when it comes to
scheduling issues. Courts have ruled for and against the blue flu. Striking
should be treated a human right. There are laws in place such as the Taylor
Act, and National Labor Relations Act.
bargaining is a
process of negotiation between employers and a group of
employees aimed at reaching agreements to regulate working conditions. The
interests of the employees are commonly presented by representatives of a trade union to which the employees belong. The collective agreements reached by these negotiations usually set out wage scales,
working hours, training, health and safety, overtime, grievance
mechanisms, and rights to participate in workplace or company affairs (Buidens
& Wayne, n.d.).
of collective bargaining differ in their characteristics which enable them to
remain competition to their enemies. One is traditional method, in this there
is acceptance of an adversarial approach and also assumption of certain
fundamental differences in interest between employers and employee. There is
also acceptance of both parties that an employer has to remain in business for
workers to stay employed
(DeLord, Burpo, Shannon and Spearing, 2008).
gain or new model is another form of collective bargaining, in these there is
relatively equal power and an equal need of good settlement. This means that
all public employees are given some benefits such as good housing, provision of
transport and others. The third model of collective bargaining is unitary
model; this is a special model as it involves those public employees who have a
senior rank in the organization. Here there is provision of every luxurious
thing to them; also there is provision of good housing and transport. According
to my opinion, traditional method is more advantageous than others due to its
assumption of certain fundamental differences in interest between employers and
employees (DeLord and Sanders, 2006).
In traditional method acceptance of employer
to remain in business for workers to remain employed makes public employee to
minimize stress of unemployment or making of loses. When there is reduction of
employees in states it affects law enforcement in some several ways. One is
that, due to rising productivity and influence, older workers find themselves
disadvantageous in their effort to retain employment and especially to regain
employment when displaced from jobs. The impact of inability to strike on
collective bargaining process is reduction of income to the organization and
also insecurity to the public. Therefore my recommendation is that the
government to use appropriate model of collective bargaining so as to make
increase in services rendered by public employers.
only a negotiated settlement can
insure the continuing labor peace which should be a prime goal of both labor
and management (Mulcahy & Schweppe, 1976, p.143).
The public’s safety becomes threatened, upon taking the
job of a police woman or man, the duty to protect and serve should come before
Buidens, Wayne, and others. "Collective Gaining: A
Bargaining Alternative." Phi Delta Kappan 63 (1981): 244-245.
DeLord, R., Burpo, J., Shannon, M.,
Spearing, J. (2008). Police Union Power, Politics, and Confrontation in the 21st
Century (2nd Ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishing, Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-398-07821-8
R., Sanders, J. (2006, August). Police
Labor-Management Relations (Vol.I): Perspectives
and Practical Solutions for Implementing Change, Making Reforms, and Handling Crises for Managers and
Union Leaders. U.S. Department of
Justice Publications. Washington,
D.C. Retrieved August 8, 2010, from www.cops.usdoj.gov. (Document ID:
Mulcahy, C., & Schweppe, S. H. (1976).
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