Find two articles about organizations going through change. Provide a
complete APA citation for each article. Answer the following questions and
respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
What is the rationale presented for the changes? What are the internal and
external pressures considered in the change?
Compare and contrast the rationales from each article. What are the
commonalities presented? Are some presented as more legitimate than others?
To what extent are single versus multiple rationales utilized? What
conclusions do you draw from this?
The Role of Unionization
Assess the changing complexion of the U.S. labor force and how it directly affects the role of unionization in the workplace. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Meeting Member Needs
Given today’s globally competitive work environment, assess whether larger, more powerful unions (similar to AFL-CIO and SEIU) favorably represent their members or whether smaller, more targeted unions would better meet the needs of their members. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Profit Interest and Employee Interest
“Capitalism is directed towards the pursuit of profits and unions are directed towards the rights of its workers.” Discuss how these opposing viewpoints can be advantageous, yet destructive, to the business community. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
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Contract negotiations require considerable education, experience, and training. Trained negotiators have a solid set of knowledge and skill that often enables them to garner a more favorable contract for their party.
In a one to three page paper to submit to your instructor, detail the following in relation to contract negotiation:
· Describe the knowledge and skill that is critical to the success of a contract negotiator.
· Present one (1) strategy an effective negotiator should consider to achieve a more favorable contract (for example: one strategy would be to prepare diligently for each negotiation).
The submission must adhere to APA style guidelines.
Employees represented by a union are paid approximately 30% more (in terms of pay and benefit costs) versus those employees not represented by a union. Discuss how an organization whose employees are represented by a union can remain competitive against an organization whose employees are not represented by a union, especially when it must commit more monies towards its employees, which often requires lower investment in research and development and raising the price of its products and services. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Unions state that individuals should be free to join, yet then argue that those organizations represented by a union should enforce the agency shop. Illustrate why this is not a contradictory practice and is consistent with U.S. legal principles. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
Read Case Question #30, Whistleblowing, in Chapter 2 of your text. Provide a DQ for each of your answers to the following questions. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ postings.
a. If Ayer did nothing, would he still have made an ethical decision?
b. If Ayer did nothing because he was concerned that if he complained and manufacturing was suspended many workers would lose their jobs, would he have made an ethical decision?
c. Assume Ayer considered blowing the whistle on the firm by releasing information to the newspapers and television networks. Is it likely that such action would have any effect on the firm or on Ayer?
Research a federal agency online and discuss each of the following questions:
•What businesses does the agency oversee or regulate?
•Why is it important that this agency oversee or regulate these businesses?
•What recent action or ruling has the agency made?
BUS 311Week 2 Assignment Critical Analysis Paper Contract Breach
Consider a situation in which you or someone you know engaged in a written or oral contract containing specific performance requirements from the contractor providing business services. In the situation, the contractor breached one or more of the contract performance requirements.
Using the six essential elements of an enforceable contract, provide a thorough analysis of the situation. Discuss the options under the contact while considering the potential of “substantial performance” and “inferior performance.” Also, consider potential remedies for the non-breaching party.
Use the following guidelines to format your paper:
Describe the issue/topic area.
Define and describe any specific positions taken in this paper.
Provide an overview of the scope of what will be addressed in the paper.
AnalysisDiscuss the differences between “Substantial Performance” and “Inferior Performance” breach.
Consider the rights of the non-breaching party.
Explain the options the non-breaching party may have deduct cost of remedy, recover costs, rescind contract, consequential damages, etc.
At what point in the process would one be best advised to seek legal counsel?
This section must reflect an analysis and understanding of contract law.
ConclusionTheDQ must be constructive and reflect the main points of your analysis.