MG420 Labor Relations

for F2DD 2009

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MG 420 Labor Relations


F2DD 2009 DC


Wade-Hairston, Tina A.


Adjunct Faculty Instructor


Ph.D. Applied Management & Decision Sciences: Walden University
M.S. Administration: Central Michigan University
B.S. Computer Information Systems: Devry University

Office Location

DSCC BLDG 11, Section 9

Office Hours

By Appointment Only

Daytime Phone

614.562.6221 Cell

Other Phone



Semester Dates


Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 11:00 PM


MG 352, MK351 and HR 353

Credit Hours



Budd, J.W. (2008). Labor Relations Striking a Balance, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

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Course Description:

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, MK351 and HR 353

Educational Philosophy:

The faculty’s educational philosophy is one of empowerment. Students are challenged to strive for great achievements both personally and professionally. The learning environment will be used as a platform for debate, an exchange of ideas, and a vehicle to shape developing perspectives. Academic excellence will be encouraged and supported through readings, group activities, and examinations.

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:

Several methods will be used to assess the learning that occurs in this course. Students will be assessed based on class participation, case studies, research project, presentation, and comprehensive exam.


100 – 90 = A

 89 – 80 = B

 79 – 70 = C

 69 – 60 = D

 Below 59 = F

Group Projects: Seven – 50 points each = 350 points (50%)

Research Project: One - 70 points = 70 points (10%)

Research Project Presentation: One – 70 points (10%)
Comprehensive Exam One – 210 points each = 210 points (30%)

Total Points = 700 Points

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:

No late assignments will be accepted unless accompanied by a written statement from a physician stating that you were under their care. If you will not be attending class, assignments due on that class date must be submitted via email no later than 11:59 PM of that day.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

 1.   Students are expected to show respect to fellow students and to decisions made by the instructor.

 2.    Students must be prepared for class. This includes having course materials such as the required text for class.

 3.    Students that do not have the required course materials will not be afforded extensions for in-class and/or home assignments.

 4.    Students must notify the instructor in advance of absences via email. phone, etc.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Schedule


Class Activities



Week One – October 22

Lecture; Group Activities

Read 1, 2

Week Two – October 29

Lecture; Group Activities

Read 3, 4

Week Three – November 5

Lecture; Group Activities

Read 5, 6

Week Four – November 12

Lecture; Group Activities

Read 7, 8

Week Five – November 19

Lecture; Group Activities

Read 9, 10

Week Six – November 26

Lecture; Group Activities

Thanksgiving - No School: Read 11, 12

Week Seven – December 3

Lecture; Group Activities

Read 13, 14

Week Eight – December 10

Lecture; Group Activities


Comprehensive Exam

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 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

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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