MG420 Labor Relations

for U1D 2007

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MG 420 Labor Relations


U1D 2007 DA


Morgan, Donna J.


Adjunct Faculty


BS Management - Park University
MS Human Resources Management - Houston Baptist University

Office Location

Davis Monthan AFB, AZ

Office Hours

8-4:30 Monday - Friday

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

6/4/2007 - 7/29/2007

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:10 PM



Credit Hours



Labor Relations:  Striking a Balance, 2nd Edition, JohnW. Budd, University of Minnnesota, McGraw Hill

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Course Description:
Consideration of the development, legal environment, and current problems of the industrial relations system. Emphasis is placed upon the historical evolution of both the union movement and the legislative system that shapes its activities. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor will engage students in classroom discussion via lecture, individual and/or group case study work, preparation of a research paper and presentation.  This will require the student to prepare oral and written responses and brief the class on their findings. 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain various perspectives of collective bargaining theories.
  2. Discuss the historical and future trends toward labor and management conflict resolution.
  3. Evaluate how labor relations theories can be applied to workplace practices including the students own work environment.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Define the term "collective bargaining"
  2. Identify three laws that support collective bargaining
  3. List four issues that are potential components of a collective bargaining agreement
  4. Describe the process of establishing a bargaining unit.
Core Assessment:

No later than week 14 of a 16 week class or week 7 of an 8 week class the student is to have prepared and submitted supported answers to 8 comprehensive questions in the research assignment.

Class Assessment:

Tests:  Two quizzes and one final exam will be adminsitered.
Participation:  Students are responsible for reading assignments prior to class.  Participation points will be awarded for attendance, discussion, role playing exercies etc.
Research paper:  Paper is due the last weekend and will be presented to the class.  Paper is worth 20% and presentation is worth 5%.  Paper will be 10-12 pages, APA format, typed, double spaced.  Topic must be approved by the instructor.


Quiz One - 15%   150 points
Quiz Two - 15%  150 points
Final Exam - 25%  250 points
Research paper/presentation - 25%  250 points
Participation - 20%  200 points
Total 100% or 1,000 points
A= 900 - 1000 points
B= 800 - 899 points
C= 700 - 799 points
D= 600 - 699 points
F= 599 points and below
A student must pass the comprehensive final exam with a 60% or better to pass the course, regardless of the previous course work.

All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes.  If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth.  Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments are not accepted with out prior approval of the instructor.  Documentation may be required to support a students claim of migating circumstances.  Deductions for late assignments will be 5% of the grade and will not be accepted more than one week late.  Students can email, fax, mail assignments to the instructor if they are unable to attend class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Participation is required, however, students must respect others opinions and must be professional at all times.  Class breaks will be taken as directed by the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

This class meets over four weekends.  June 8th and 9th, June 22 - 23rd, July 13-14th, and July 27 - 28th.
Week one - Chapters 1-4
Week two - Quiz one, Chapters 5-8
Week three - Quiz two, Chapters 9-12
Week four - Final Exam, reserach paper due, presentation of paper, Chapters 13-14.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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