MG420 Labor Relations

for S1LL 2010

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MG 420 Labor Relations


S1LL 2010 LR


Gailey, James A.

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Semester Dates

January 11  - March 7, 2010

Class Days


Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours


LABOR RELATIONS, Arthur A. Sloane, Fred Whitney, 12th 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, ansdclass 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.

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss how court decisions affect labor negotiations
  2. Evaluate how the local economy affects labor negotiations
  3. Explain labor trends in your area
  4. Discuss union activity in your area
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
There will be two examinations, homework, class discussions, and a mock negotiation problem. Class participation is not class attendence, but is taking part in class discussions. ALL test are closed book and closed notes.


Mid-Term                              100 points   20%
Class Participation                   100 points   20%
Mock Negotiation                   100 points   20%
Homework                                50 points   10%
Final Test                                150 points   30%
Final Grade= Total points divide by 5
A= 90-100%      B=80-89%     C=70-79%      D=60-69%      F= 59% and below

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:
Since timeliness is a critical aspect of management, the instructor will assess a 10% late penalty on assignments turned in after due date. (The penalty may not be assessed if there are extenuating circumstances. This decision will be amde by the instructor.)

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Cell phones are to be turned off or set on "vibrate" in the classroom. If you must answer your cell phone, you must leave the classroom to do so. Children, of any age, may NOT be brought to class. You may not leave the classroom and re-enter during an examination; if you leave the classroom, your examination will be considered "completed" at that time.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

01/11/10    Chapter 1                                     02/08/10   Chapter 6  Prep for Mock Negotiation Problem
01/13/10    Chapter 2                                     02/10/10   Chapter 7
01/18/10    HOLIDAY                                  02/15/10   Chapter 8
01/20/10    Chapter 3                                     02/17/10   Chapter 9
01/25/10    Chapter 4                                     02/22/10   Chapter 10
01/27/10    Chapter 5                                     02/24/10  FINAL PREP FOR MOCK NEGOTIATION PROBLEM
02/01/10    Chapter 5 Con't                            03/01/10  MOCK NEGOTIATION PROBLEM
02/03/10    MID TERM                               03/03/10  FINAL TEST

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

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