MG 420 Labor Relations
S2Y 2010 MN
Offiong, Francis A.
Ph.D. Higher Education Leadership M B A Business Administration B S Business Administration
3176 Jackson Ave Memphis TN 38122
4:20 PM to 5:00 PM
March 12 thru April 30, 2010
5:00 - 9:30 PM
MG 365 Organizational Behavior Management Principles of Mangt, ETC
John Mudd; Labor Relations: Striking A Balance 2nd Edition Copyright 2008
1. Local Newspapers
2. Human Resource Journals / Labor Mangement Issues.
3. Internet Explorations and Business Weekly
4. Wall Street Journal
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The Labor Relations Management is an upper level course designed for juniors and seniors in management though open to all students that meet the pre-requisites. It can also be taken by students in other disciplines as an elective. This class is one that enhances the students understanding and familiarity with the process of unionization and the history of unionism as an element of democracy. This class stresses the importance of employment relationships, union structure, government and contract administration, contemporary labor - management relations in the public sector as well as the collective bargaining process and its legal context in the public sector
Class lectures will be based on the course materials and textbook with additional. Reading will be assigned from relevant resource materials and / or additional Internet research information as needed for points or bonus points. There will be small groups discussion, textbook reading assignments and homework. Class will take TWO exams, all in class examinations.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Grade distribution will be: midterm examination - 40%; final examination- 40%; class attendance and participation and other assignments - 20%.
The final grade for this course will be based on 100% evaluation and determination.
90 - 100…. A Test # 1---------------- 40 %
80 - 89 …. B Test # 2 ---------------- 40 %
70 - 79 …. C Attendance/ participation ....... 5 %
60 - 69 …. D H/W Assignments -----------15 %
Below 60 F
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.
It is important to note that individual student is solely responsible for making any possible arrangement with the instructor to catch up with any MISSED home work or assignments including class tests within the term of enrollment
Five or more points will be lost for ALL Late SUBMISSIONS of materials
Specifically: A) Be sure to arrive to class on time prepared to discuss the day’s assignment; B) Drinking and eating snacks are allowed in class; C) Class breaks will be detremined by generally agreed time by all.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Faculty members are expected to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given a failing grade and suspended or expelled from the university. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are subject to suspension or expulsion from the University”.
Week 1. Chapter ...1 Labor Relations: Objectives, Practices and Challenges; Review of key terms
Chapter ...2 Articles/ Discuss Labor Issues at work place
Week 2 Chapter ...3 H/W Research Article for Union Contract (10 points)
Week.4 Chapter .. 5 Learning Objectives: H/W - Case Analysis P.198 (20pts)
Chapter .. 6 Class/ Group Ex. P. 529 - 556) (5 pts)
Week 5 Chapter .. 7 Mid Term Exam -- Research labor lssues articles class discussion
Chapter .. 8 Bargaining structures; Research paper draft
Week 6 Chapter... 9 Class Ex. P. 339 (10points)
Week 7. Chapter .. 10 H/W Case Analysis P. 375 (20 points)
Chapter .. 11 AFL - CIO Perspectives (Pp. 402 - 403) and (P. 414)
Week 8. Chapter . 12 Outline Chapter .. 12 (20points)
Chapter.. 13 Group work - Labor issue articles and ( pp. 558 - 562) 10 pts
Chapter 14 Make up work; Exam Review & Research Paper due (10 pts)
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