Employee relations issues stem from various aspects of employment and labor law legal issues such as workplace harassment, discrimination and equal opportunity are among the employee relations. Unions should expect a new (nlrb) board to re-evaluate many of the current issues, with joint employers near the top of the list, says labor law professor raudabaugh. News about national labor relations board, including commentary and archival articles published in the new york times. Pending changes to the national labor relations board (nlrb) union election procedures and a number of union-friendly decisions issued by the nlrb have health care providers at a greater risk of union organizing today than in years past. Harmonious employer-employee relations are essential to the effective operation of any enterprise that is why effective human-resources management and the establishment of laws and regulations are important to provide a framework for the different aspects of work life, such as.
The national labor relations board is an independent federal agency that protects the rights of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve their wages and working conditions. The rise of southwest airlines southwest airlines is probably one of the most striking examples of a company that (a) defined a very clear and simple key business purpose, (b) chose the right business model to support the business purpose, and (c) consistently demonstrates the core values and behaviors derived from that key business purpose. With four issues a year, industrial relations offers a valuable international perspective on current topics in industrial relations each issue includes research articles, notes, and symposia on all aspects of employment relations and the labor market.
Workshop discussion on the study of the labor force addressed the broad issues of the study of assimilation and the labor force impacts of immigrant entrants for future research, the topic of labor assimilation involves the problems of defining the concept of quality and of interpreting aggregated and disaggregated data. Reviews current case law alerting public institutions as well as those covered under the national labor relations act to consequences and problems of faculty unionization, including issues of conflict between the faculty senate and a union, exclusive representation, supervisory status of faculty. Labor relations, together with employee accountability, from the accountability and workforce relations program office within employee services in the us office of personnel management provides technical expertise to the director of opm and federal agencies on issues arising under the federal service labor-management relations statute. Probably the most impacting development is the united flight attendant contract after languishing for more than six years after the united and continental merger as separate workgroups, united's flight attendants (along with several other labor teams at the carrier) were more than due for a combined contract. Labor union research for the labor relations community: find current news for the labor union community and for organizations and companies that work with labor unions and community groups getting started.
Ad policy the issue is labor relations the german system is more democratic and far more respectful of worker rights instead of the relentless unionbusting and virulent anti-labor propaganda. Introduction the system of us labor relations is based on the traditional laws, which do not meet the current economic needs of workers and employers this is because of the absence of negotiation and collective bargaining powers. Current labor issues in the late 20th century, a major challenge to the american labor movement was the declining size of the american industrial base, particularly traditional industries such as steel and heavy machinery.
The mid-level can be characterized as one of imple-mentation for labor relations decisions and policies within management, this level would generally be. Labor relations inconsistent with the government's over-all regulation of every other phase of the airline industry, but, as will become apparent later in this article, the few federal efforts at intervention in this area, stemming from the depression. Labor relations in the aviation and aerospace industries offers a sweeping and thorough treatment of labor relations, public policy, law, and practice and is the definitive work on the labor process in the aviation and aerospace sectors. The national labor relations board (nlrb) is an independent us government agency with responsibilities for enforcing us labor law in relation to collective bargaining and unfair labor practices.
The airline industry has had a history of problems due to labor unions employee stock option plans (esops) were used in the airline industry to overcome the adverse effects of unions. Southwests 2010 casm cost per available seat mile) increased 97 percent compared to 2009 casm is a key comparative metric of operating expenses in the airline industry. The national labor relations act, also known as the wagner act, was passed it clearly established the right of all workers to organize and to elect their representative for collective bargaining purposes.