MG420 Labor Relations

for U1QQ 2010

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MG 420 Labor Relations


U1QQ 2010 HI


Hulphers, Eric A.


Adjunct Professor


PhD Health Promotion & Education
MS Human Resource Management

Office Location

bld 383 room 113

Office Hours

M & W 0730 to 1130

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

07 June – 01 August 2010

Class Days


Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Credit Hours


LABOR RELATIONS, Arthur A. Sloane, Fred Whitney, 13th Edition, Pearson Hall

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Course Description:
MG420 Labor Relations: 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 Prerequisite: MG 352 and HR 353.

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, homework, examinations, mock negotiation problem, and class discussions. The instructor will encourage students to explore new ideas, and to examine different points of view.

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:


Class Assessment:

Class Participation   20% of your final grade.

Weekly quizzes (7 total): 25% of your final grade .

Collective Bargaining Exercise 25% of your final grade.

Final Exam 30% of your final grade. 


A = 90- 100%
B = 80-89.9%
C = 70-79.9%
D = 60-69.9%
F = Less than 60% 

The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.

All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Students may make up a missed test or quiz, but the student will lose some or all of the total possible points on if the student has made previous arrangements.  Any homework assignments that are turned in late, no credit will be given.  Any absences that occur the student must have 3rd party documentation of the reason, i.e. TDY order, leave orders, medical, etc. No makeup of materials will be allowed without said documentation.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

The use of cell phones or pagers in class is not permitted except for those who are on call for work purposes.  All cell phones and pagers are to be either turned off or set to vibrate.  No texting in class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1:  Course Introduction and Chapter 1 (Student is expected to read prior to class and be ready to discuss)
Week 2:  Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 (Student is expected to read prior to class and be ready to discuss)
Week 3:  Chapter 4,5,6 (Student is expected to read prior to class and be ready to discuss)
Week 4:  Chapter 7 & 8 (Student is expected to read prior to class and be ready to discuss)
Week 5:  Chapter 9 & 10 (Student is expected to read prior to class and be ready to discuss)
Week 6:  EXAM and Collective Bargaining Exercise
Week 7:  Collective Bargaining Exercise

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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