MG420 Labor Relations

for F1Z 2006

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MG 420 Labor Relations


F1Z 2006 ML


Dunn, Daniel J.


Senior Instructor


B. S., Business, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NB
MBA, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
M.Ed., Montana State University Northern, Havre, MT

Office Location

Great Falls Mt, 59405

Office Hours

Before and after class.

Daytime Phone

Daytime Phone 406-452-6191


Semester Dates

August 7 - October 8, 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:45 - 10:15 PM

Credit Hours



 Labor Relations,  Fossum, 9th ed

-ISBN 0-07-298713-8

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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:
I believe that all students can and do learn through an interactive multidisciplinary approach.  This may include multi-media, texts, practical applications, theory, and open dicussions.  Quizzes, examinations, and writings will demonstrate comprehension as well as the ability to apply concepts of marketing.

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:
Will be based upon performance in class, written assignments and exams.


Midterm 100 points                   20%
Final exam 100 points               20% Closed book and closed notes in class
Participation 100 points            20%
Assignments 100 points            20%

Core assessments 100 points   20%

Total 500 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not accepted unless prior arrangement has been made between the student and the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The instructor keeps the original copies of all exams and papers.  The student should make and retain a copy of any paper that he or she turns into the instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Aug 7 - Aug 9 -- Chapters 1 & 2
Week 2 Aug 14 - Aug 16 -- Chapters 3 & 4
Week 3 Aug 21 - Aug 23 -- Chapters 5 & 6
Week 4 Aug 28 - Aug 30 -- Chapters 7 & 8 Midterm
Week 5 Sept 4 - Sept 6 -- Chapters 9 & 10
Week 6 Sept 11 - Sept 13 -- Chapters 11 & 12
Week 7 Sept 18 - Sept 20 -- Chapters 13 & 14
Week 8 Sept 25 - Sept 27 -- Chapters 15 & 16
Week 9 Oct 2 - Oct 4 -- Chapters 17 & Final

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 2005-2006 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

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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