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Case Study: Labor Relations

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The actions in this case which led to the case being filed does not harm the business environment at all. It can be assumed that holding an organization accountable for their debt and benefit Rewards can strengthen the business environment. This case can show other organizations that there is a penalty for violating a contract.

When it comes to the result in the case, it also does not harm the business environment. When considering all of the facts there should have been any other outcome except for the American Truck & Trailer Company to adhere to the terms of the contract between the organization and the employees. When the employees win a victory which will affect their lifestyle, it may possibly boost morale among workers (Harden, 2004). In contrast they could also cause employees to distrust the employer because of failures of past and because opposing and hostile interest is a source of distrust (Harden, 2004).

Collective bargaining does not only have a business aspect but, is also the issue of the people it affects. During the bargaining process employers are not allowed to threaten, coerce, or restrain employees that are exercising their rights as they relate to organizing forming or joining labor organizations for the purpose of collective bargaining. These practices are also in direct violation of the NLRB collective bargaining rules. Employees should not be bullied into making any decisions that affect their work environment. Instead, collective bargaining should offer the opportunity for open and effective communication.

During the bargaining process employees have to consider their cells their families and the future of their job and work environment. If the employees and employer are not able to come to an agreement this will affect everyone.

Annotated Bibliography

American Truck & Trailer, Inc. and Local 1702, United Paper workers International Union, AFL–CIO, CLC. Case 1–CA–30243 (National Labor Relations Board General Counsel July 16, 1998) (NLRB.gov, Dist. file).

The NLRB website provides detailed case analysis of decided and undecided labor relation cases. The site is a government site which is a trusted source of legal and business texts.

Hardin, R. (2004). Distrust. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

This source was chosen because there are specific passages that pertain to the distrust between employees and employers during the collective bargaining process. The book also adds insight to the whole collective bargaining process, including the ethical and business sides of the issues.

Kubasek, N., Brennan, B., & Browne, M. (2015). The Legal Environment of Business A Critical Thinking Approach (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

This text book provides an educational view of the legal environment of business. It is course text material and is used in master’s level course work. This adds to the trustworthiness of the source.

NLRB.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved December 20, 2016, from http://www.nlrb.gov/

The NLRB website provides detailed case analysis of decided and undecided labor relation cases. The site is a government site which is a trusted source of legal and business texts.

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