Week 6

Why is each of the following good legal advice? Explain your reasons.
  a. Employers must not create or control "company unions."   Refusal to work with the union is not the only unfair labor practice that an employer can commit it also includes engaging activated that would tend to attempt to control or influence the union, or to interfere with its affairs, and discriminating against employees who join or assist unions. The National Labor Relations Act forbids employer to create or control of a labor union and unfair practice.

  b. Employers should not respond to union organizing efforts by raising wages or making other unscheduled changes in employment benefits.   This is good advice because if the employers change things during the union organizing the employer could legally be in trouble because it looks like changes were made only because the union came together. The employer can be found guilty for going against the Articles of the labor union agreement if it has been signed by the leadership of the company and by the union president. Unions mean more power for workers to bargain for better wages and benefits. For management, however, a union means less power and control. As a result, many employers tend to resort to both subtle and drastic measures to keep workers from speaking out. Changes may be temporary made or improvements in reaction to a union organizing campaign but it is illegal for the employer to interfere.

  c. Employers must abide by the terms of labor agreements when making human resource decisions regarding their unionized employees. This is good advice because if employers did not abide by the terms it would be a violation under the NLRA, it is considered a mandatory subject of bargaining includes wages, hours, or other condition of employment that has to be negotiated with the union, any refusal to bargain may be seen an unfair labor practice. Employers must follow by the NLRA agreements when discussing Human Resource decisions...