National Labor Relations Union Pros And Cons

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The Role of the National Labor Relations Board After learning the knowledge of labor relations and collective bargaining, we know the importance of National Labor Relations Board. We discussed the pros, cons and function of union before, and how to deal the relationship between union and management. A lot of research have shown the trend of decline in union membership, and I also think the decline in union membership is an indication of social progress, it means labor laws become more complete, so employees could be protected by labor laws. On the other hand, it means the HR department plays an important role in organizations, HR offer friendly policy for employees so that to retain talents and avoid the conflict between management and employees …show more content…

From the employer perspective, they indeed wish there was no union existing in their organization, they don’t want autonomous unions springing up, because of the potential threat to their authority. Employees will be beneficial if unions play a role in protecting employees' basic rights such as safe working conditions, no discrimination, overtime compensation, and so on. We have to admit the union’s function in history, and the emergence of unions is definitely a historical progress for our society union provides employees a more powerful voice when dealing with management, in order to get better wages, safe and healthy working environment, and job security. Unions give employees a sense of belonging to protect their interests in case they become a vulnerable party in front of employers. But the NLRB made sure that employees have the right to form, join, or assist labor organization. All in all, NLRB has the exclusive power to protect union and employees’ basic rights and prevent employer unfair labor …show more content…

We learned methods that are commonly used for peacefully resolving a negotiation impasse are mediation, arbitration and fact-finding. Mediation is a voluntary process that a neutral, experienced and trained third-party to assist both parties moving beyond impasse to a settlement. Mediation is increasingly used to resolve labor disputes, because both parties believe they control the outcome of the process to some extent, they are fully aware that they will directly participate in the formulation of the terms of any agreement on any issue. The other advantage is its confidentiality. However, the lack of authority to decide issues is a major weakness of mediation because there is no guarantee of a settlement. Arbitration is also a neutral third party. The most important strength of arbitration is that arbitration has the authority to make a final and binding decision on the unresolved issues in a stalled contract negotiation. When negotiation and mediation have failed to produce a settlement, arbitration offered a settlement to a continued impasse and other possible outcomes. NLRB could be used as most definitive type of third party intervention in resolving disputes. Unlike the mediator, NLRB is empowered to determine and dictate the terms of negotiation. This facilitates the arbitrator to guarantee a solution to an impasse. In case of binding arbitration, both parties are

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