Resource: Blossoms Up! Case Study (same case study I sent in week 1)
Morale is sinking over rumors that high-technology assets, systems, and procedures could displace some positions in the company. A couple of employees have been talking to other employees about trying to bring in a union to protect their jobs. Loyal employees are torn and distressed, and younger generation employees seem excited about it. Smith’s very concerned because the company has managed to stay union-free since the company was started. A union takeover could really affect the company’s future plans and throw it into chaos. Smith wants management to be prepared in case activity ultimately starts up.
Prepare a 525- to 700-word Labor Relations Memo for Management on unionization as it would apply to the company. It should be written in the third person voice.
Discuss the following topics:
- Ethics of Employee Relations
- Unions and the Law
- Union Organizing Drives and Election Steps
- Collective Bargaining Process
- Labor Relations Strategy: Acceptance or Avoidance
Use headings to appropriately signal the topics and keep your document organized.