Outline the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company.

HRM534 Employee and Labor Relations

Assignment 1: To Organize or Not to Organize?

Due Week 3 and worth 240 points

Select one (1) company headquartered in your home state that you would like to work for, that does not currently have unionized employees. Assume that you are an employee of this company and interested in starting a union. Use the Internet to research industry union.

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

    1. Create a scenario of the specific working conditions that has prompted the attention of employees.
    2. Outline the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company.
    3. Create a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group.
    4. Outline the components you would need to start a union and brainstorm ideas for each step of the process.
    5. Determine a possible timeline for the execution of the union based on the plan you drafted with rationale.
    6. Speculate two (2) of the management teams’ objections the union is likely to face. Develop two (2) arguments to counter the management position.
    7. Use at least five (5) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia does not qualify as an academic resource.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Examine the relationship between management and unions.
  • Create a strategic plan to organize a union for a specific labor force.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in employee and labor relations.
  • Write clearly and concisely about employee and labor relations using proper writing mechanics.

Grading Rubic for Assignment 1

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

Points: 240 Assignment 1: To Organize or Not to Organize?
Criteria Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Create a scenario of the specific working conditions that has prompted the attention of employees.

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely created a scenario of the specific working conditions that has prompted the attention of employees. Partially created a scenario of the specific working conditions that has prompted the attention of employees. Satisfactorily created a scenario of the specific working conditions that has prompted the attention of employees. Thoroughly created a scenario of the specific working conditions that has prompted the attention of employees.
2. Outline the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely outlined the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company. Partially outlined the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company. Satisfactorily outlined the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company. Thoroughly outlined the major benefits of organizing a union for this particular company.
3. Create a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely created a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group. Partially created a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group. Satisfactorily created a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group. Thoroughly created a mission, purpose, and objective statement for a strategic plan to organize a union for this group.
4. Outline the components you would need to start a union and brainstorm ideas for each step of the process.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely outlined the components you would need to start a union and did not submit or incompletely brainstormed ideas for each step of the process. Partially outlined the components you would need to start a union and partially brainstormed ideas for each step of the process. Satisfactorily outlined the components you would need to start a union and satisfactorily brainstormed ideas for each step of the process. Thoroughly outlined the components you would need to start a union and thoroughly brainstormed ideas for each step of the process.
5. Determine a possible timeline for the execution of the union based on the plan you drafted with rationale.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely determined a possible timeline for the execution of the union based on the plan you drafted with rationale. Partially determined a possible timeline for the execution of the union based on the plan you drafted with rationale. Satisfactorily determined a possible timeline for the execution of the union based on the plan you drafted with rationale. Thoroughly determined a possible timeline for the execution of the union based on the plan you drafted with rationale.
6. Speculate two (2) of the management teams’ objections the union is likely to face. Develop two (2) arguments to counter the management position.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely speculated two (2) of the management teams’ objections the union is likely to face. Did not submit or incompletely developed two (2) arguments to counter the management position. Partially speculated two (2) of the management teams’ objections the union is likely to face. Partially developed two (2) arguments to counter the management position. Satisfactorily speculated two (2) of the management teams’ objections the union is likely to face. Satisfactorily developed two (2) arguments to counter the management position. Thoroughly speculated two (2) of the management teams’ objections the union is likely to face. Satisfactorily developed two (2) arguments to counter the management position.
7. 5 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices. Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices. Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.
8. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements.

Weight: 10%

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