Week 9 Assignment

Application: Collective Bargaining

Unions have played an important role in U.S. government organizations, particularly at the state and local levels, for a number of decades. However, the reactions to government unions by managers and the general public are far from uniform.

For this Assignment, review this week’s resources. Review Chapter 11 of Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations. Review the resource titled “Exercise 12.1: No Union-Related E-mail.”

The Assignment:

  • Explain whether you agree with the decision made by the National Labor Relations Board in regard to the use of e-mail. Justify your answer.
  • Explain whether there are other issues that should have been considered in rendering the decision.
  • Explain whether the “Exercise 12.1: No Union-Related E-mail” exemplifies the role of collective bargaining to solve workplace issues in government and non-profit organizations.

Be sure to support your Assignment with specific references to the resources and other current literature in the Walden Library. Use at least three scholarly sources from the library that were published within the past five years to support your paper.

Your Assignment must demonstrate both breadth and depth of knowledge and critical thinking appropriate to graduate-level scholarship. It must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. The Assignment should be 2–3 pages in length (double-spaced), not including the title page, abstract, and references.

Submit your Assignment by Day 7.

Week 9 Learning Resources

This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources.

Required Resources

Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus.


  • Pynes, J. E. (2013). Human resources management for public and nonprofit organizations: A strategic approach (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    • Chapter 7, “Compensation” (pp. 211–241)
    • Chapter 11, “Labor-Management Relations: Collective Bargaining in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors” (pp. 341–367)
  • Chandler, T. D., & Gely, R. (2011). Card-check laws and public-sector union membership in the states. Labor Studies Journal, 36(4), 445–459.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Jost, K. (2011). Public-employee unions. CQ Researcher, 21(14), 313–336.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Kearney, R. C. (2010). Public sector labor – management relations: Change or status quo? Review of Public Personnel Administration, 30(1), 89–111.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Kniffin, K. M. (2011). Organizing to organize: The case of a successful long-haul campaign for collective bargaining rights. Labor Studies Journal, 36(3), 333–362.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Kochan, T. A. (2011). Transforming public sector labor management relations: A call to action. MIT Sloan School of Management: Institute for Work and Employment Research. Retrieved from http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/programs/s…
    Kochan, T.A. (2011). Transforming Public Sector Labor Management Relations: A Call to Action. MIT Sloan School of Management: Institute for Work and Employment Research. Retrieved from: http://www.law.northwestern.edu/faculty/programs/s…
  • Pynes, J. (2009). Exercise 12.1: No union-related e-mail. In Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach (p. 370). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    Human resources management for Public and nonprofit organizations: a strategic approach (4th ed.) by Pynes, J. Copyright 2009 by John Wiley and Sons. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley and Sons via the Copyright Clearance Center.

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