Business Strategy and Workers Unionization Discussion Paper
In this assignment, you will write a 3-4 paragraph critique about a fellow student’s case analysis (that has been chosen and assigned by the instructor). That will be posted in the case Discussion forums, as well as submitted for grading to the assessment page of the course. The critique should be concise and compelling and should propel a broader discussion among the rest of the class. Your book will serve as a resource, but research is required to support recommendations.
To complete the peer critique, you will prepare a 3-4 paragraph critique that addresses the following questions:
Does the analysis present key information clearly and effectively?
Are the key points presented in the case supported by information from the case and/or research?
What components do you feel are most compelling?
What components do you feel could be more fully supported?
Overall, were you convinced with the analysis presented in the case?
Workers Unionization Discussion Board
You are the Human Resources manager for large distribution site. Your recent employee opinion survey indicated that overall, employees felt that this was a good place to work. However, recent downturns in the economy have resulted in the loss of large contracts, which provided a significant portion of the company’s revenue.
One of the impacts from this loss in revenue is that the company will be unable to provide annual COLA or merit increases for the first time in more than 15 years. You have heard rumors from employees close to you that there is talk about efforts to unionize.
What guidelines will you develop for supervisors to successfully respond to employee questions about unionization? What can your supervisors say or do that is legally permissible in this situation?