MG420 Labor Relations

for U1WW 2006

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MG 420 Labor Relations


U1WW 2006-  Summer 06 (Jun 5-Jul 30)


Booker, Douglas M.




Masters in Management

Office Location

Liberty, MO

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Semester Dates

Jun 5 thru Jul 30, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

9:00 - 2:20 PM

Credit Hours


Labor Relations

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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:
Educational Philosophy:
My approach to teaching is to facilitate...and definitely not lecture.  You will be 'big time' involved in the learning process in a number of ways.  Trust me, you will like it and learn much more when we learn together, interactively.  There is 'no back row' in classes that I facilitate, so expect to come into a non-threatening environment and participate and learn.  Additionally, I want you each to know that I view you as managers or future managers, and along that line of thinking we will attempt to challenge our thinking 'wearing our leadership hat' as well during discussioins. Lastly, but DEFINITELY not least, a top priority is for us to have FUN doing it.  

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.

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:
      to class success-7 wks x 5= 35%
Case Study- 5%
Article / lead discussion- 5%
Written paper 15%
Mid – Term Exam – 15%
Final Exam – 25%

Total – 100%

      to class success-7 wks x 5= 35%
Case Study- 5%
Article / lead discussion- 5%
Written paper 15%
Mid – Term Exam – 15%
Final Exam – 25%

Total – 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Typically, late assignments will not be accepted....feel free to ask!

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
>Respect others
>Input AND Listen
>Challenge each other tactfully
>Be casual and comfortable
>Make it casual and comfortable for others
>Ask WHY a lot
>Think critically about everything, no blind acceptance
>Be open to other opinions
>WE will establish the rest when we get there...!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
This will be discussed and clarified during our initial class on August 22.  No requirement for first day.  

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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 "WH".
  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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