Week 3 Discussion


Supporting Lectures:

Review the following lectures:

  • Organized Labor and the National Labor Relations Act
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Bargaining and Enforcement

Discussion Questions

Before beginning work on this discussion forum, please review the link Doing Discussion Questions Right, the expanded grading rubric for the forum below, and any specific instructions for this topic.

Before the end of the week, begin commenting on at least two of your classmates’ responses. You can ask technical questions or respond generally to the overall experience. Be objective, clear, and concise. Always use constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of positive progress. Submit your responses in the Discussion Area.


Choose one of the following questions:

Discussion Question 1

Select one unfair labor practice identified in Lecture 2, Unfair Labor Practices, of this week.

  • Compare the rights of employee versus employer related to the chosen practice.
  • Explain why the practice is unfair.
  • Discuss who is harmed by the practice.
  • Explain what the harm is.
  • Be sure to look at both sides of the ethical argument.

Discussion Question 2

Why is arbitration a preferred method of dispute resolution? Considering both costs and benefits, is arbitration fair to both sides?

To support your work, use your course and textbook readings and also use the South University Online Library. As in all assignments, cite your sources in your work and provide references for the citations in APA format.

Your initial posting should be addressed at 500–1000 words as noted in the attached PDF. Submit your document to this Discussion Area by the due date assigned. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.