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MG 420 Labor Relations
Lamberth, Donald


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CourseMG 420 Labor Relations HE
SemesterU1F2005
FacultyLamberth, Donald
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMA, Management
Office LocationNot Applicable
Office Hours8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday through Thursday
Daytime Phone202-927-6982
Other Phone540-752-0364
E-MailDonald.Lamberth@park.edu
Donald.Lamberth@ATF.gov
don316@aol.com
Semester Dates30 May - 30 July 2005
Class DaysTuesday
Class Time1700 - 2200
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Daniel Quinn Mills, Labor-Management Relations, 5th ed.,
McGraw-Hill, Inc, Hightown, NJ 08520

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, Money, Harvard Business Review, etc.  
Also, students may find the world wide web a useful reference regarding this topic.  This area will be discussed the first day of class

Military District of Washington Park Site http://www.park.edu/virginia

Park University Library http://www.park.edu/library/index.asp

Quantico Marine Corps Base Family Library http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm

Fort Myer Post Library http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm


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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on the course material and current events.  It is imperative that each student stay current with the reading assignments as the facilitator will engage the class in discussions in order to explore ideas, issues and contradictions with the intent of broadening the students prospective in the area of Labor Relations.

Learning Outcomes:
After completion of this course the student will be able to:

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

Course Assessment:
The assigned readings and other homework will be completed prior to the beginning of each class.  Lectures will incorporate assigned readings but will not serve to repeat the assigned readings.  In addition to the assigned readings and homework assignments, students will be required to successfully complete the mid-term and final examinations.  Students will also prepare a typed, double-spaced, and appropriately referenced research paper on an approved labor relations topic in MLA format.  Research project to be discussed the first night of class.

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Midterm……….…………………..30%
Final Examination………………...30%
Research Paper……………………25%
Class Participation/Homework……15%

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

93 – 100……….A
83 – 92…………B
72 – 82…………C
66 – 72…………D
Below 66……….F (or three or more unexcused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor will not accept late assignments.  Assignments not submitted on the due date will receive a grade of “zero”.   Late papers, due the eighth week, will be marked down accordingly and a final grade assigned if submitted/presented the 9th week, before the final exam.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to adhere to the classroom guidelines established by the base educational facility and Park University.  These specific guidelines will be discussed during the first night of class.  Additionally, during interactive discussions, proper temperance and respect is expected to be shown to each student and their opinions.

CLASS MEETING/DATE
SCHEDULE
CHAPTERS ACTIVITYEXAMS AND
ASSIGNMENTS DUE
Meeting - 1
May 31
Introduction;
Chapters 1 Thru 4  
Into to Course, Industrrial
Relations Systems;            History;American
                       Labor Movement;
        Unions and Management
Pages 3–135
Meeting - 2
June 7
Chapters
5 Thru 8
5 thru 6        
The Workplace; Nonunion Employer; The NLRBPages 136–235
Meeting - 3
June 14
Chapters
9 Thru 12      
Election; Relations Patterns; Relations AbroadPages 236–354
Meeting - 4
June 21
Chapters
13 Thru 14      
Negotiations; Bargaining; Mid-Term ReviewPages 357–412
Meeting - 5
June 28
Chapter 15Negotiations; Mid Term ExaminationPages 413–434
Meeting - 6
July 5
Chapters
16 Thru 18      
Strikes; Rights; WagesPages 435–541
Meeting - 7
July 12
Chapters
19 Thru 22      
Benefits; Grievances; Arbitration;   Quality; Productivity; Employment SecurityPages 542–659
Meeting - 8
July 19
ChaptersPresentation;  Final Review;
Research Paper
 
Meeting - 9
July 25
Final Examination; Course Evaluation     

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonest may be given a failing grades or expelled from Park.

Plagiarism:
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation or sources should consult their instructors.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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