MG420 Labor Relations

for U1AA 2012

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MG 420 Labor Relations


U1AA 2012 LC


Weidner, Loren B.


Adjunct Professor Of Business Law and Labor Relations


B. A. Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Juris Doctor Degree, Oklahoma City University School of Law

Office Location

Lackland Air Force Base

Office Hours

Before and after class, and by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

June 4, 2012----July 29, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM


MG 352 and HR 353

Credit Hours


Labor Relations, Striking a Balance, John W. Budd, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2010.ISBN:978-0-07-353033. Study guides are not necessary. Only the textbook is necessary.

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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 upon the lectures, research homework papers, examinations, and classroom discussions. The instructor will engage each student in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively debate of ideas, issues and contradictions.

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. 1. Explain changes in management due to unionization
  2. 2. Discuss and learn history of the labor movement
  3. 3. Evaluate Labor laws most affecting labor relations
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:

1. June 26, 2012----Midterm Examination
2. July 29, 2012----Comprehensive Final Examination. Both midterm and final examinations will include multiple choice, true and false and short essay questions.
3. There will be three research papers as homework assignments; each student will orally present at least one of them to the class for discussion. Each homework assignment must be not less than 3 pages (double spaced, 12 font) in a research paper formant. You need a minimum of two references from printed material other than you textbook and two references from the Internet. Topics for the homework assignments will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the first class.
4.There will be two exams: an open-book midterm exam, covering the material discussed up to the time of the exam, and a closed-book and closed-notes comprehensive final exam of all chapters assigned.


Midterm Exam----------20% (200 points)
Final Exam--------------30% (300 points)
First Homework Assignment-----10% (100 points)
Second Homework Assignment----10% (100 points)
Third Homework Assignment----10% (100 points)
Attendance, Class participation and Oral presentation of Homework Assignment---20% (200 points)
Total= 100% (1000 points)
Course Grading Scale:A=90-100% (9000-1000points); B=80-89% (800-899 points);
C=70-79%(700-799 points); D = 60-69% (600-699 points; F = 60% or below (600 points or less)

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:
The instructor will not accept late assignments unless for documented, excused reasons. Unexcused reasons for late submission of assignments will receive a grade of "zero". There will be no makeup sessions or tests for unexcused absences. The student must take every effort to contact the instructor as soon as possible to make up missed assignments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Treat fellorw classmates with respect
Be on Time
Be in class every session unless excused prior to absence.
If you are going to be absence from a class, please notify me in advance of the class. In case of an emergency, notify me as soon as possible.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

06/05-----Chapter 1
06/07-----Chapter 2
06/12-----Chapter 3
06/14-----Chapter 4
06/19-----Chapter 5
06/21-----Chapter 6
06/26-----Midterm Exam, open book and notes. No Review
06/28-----Chapter 7
07/03-----Chapter 8
07/05-----Chapter 9
07/10-----Chapter 10
07/12-----Chapter 11
07/17-----Chapter 12
07/19-----Chapter 13
07/24-----Review for the Final Exam and completions of the oral presentations of the homework assignments
07/26-----Final Exam, closed book, no notes, Comprehensive of all chapters assigned listed above.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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