Labor Relations and Labor Unions

THIS TEXTBOOK IS A MUST FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. Textbook needed to complete this assignment is as follows: Labor Relations: Striking a Balance (4th Edition), Author: John Budd, Publisher: McGraw Hill, ISBN-13: 978-0078029431

Answer the following questions after reading Chapters 1&2.

Chapter 1 Questions

1. Describe what collective bargaining is and give some examples of the kinds of things that might be addressed in the collective bargaining process.

2. Explain the employment-at-will doctrine. How does this doctrine conflict with the belief that workers are more than just a commodity that can be bought and sold in a labor market?

Chapter 2 Questions

1. Describe some of the stereotypes that exist about unions in the U.S. Explain how the various elements of popular culture reinforce these stereotypes.

2. In what ways have unions been both a positive and negative force in society?