- During the fall of 2012, public school teachers in Chicago went out on strike over, among other things, salary and pay systems, performance reviews based on standardized test scores, and job protection for laid off teachers. Some people argued that the strike was evidence that the teachers’ union was too powerful. Describe and explain fully where does the teachers’ bargaining power stem from? Explain what factors place a “check” on teachers’ bargaining power? Provide examples and explain those examples.
- Describe the key similarities and differences between the bargaining environment for the public and private sectors. Provide examples and explain.
- List and explain the difference between conventional arbitration and final offer arbitration and why a state might choose one over the other as its compulsory dispute resolution system. Provide an explanation for each.
- Union contracts convey a number of rights and obligations related to jobs. Describe these rights and obligations and explain all the advantages and disadvantages from the union and management perspectives. Provide examples.
It is important that each student complete research to provide solid knowledge and evidence of their learnings on the subject presented in their case study answers. No copying directly from the text, text sources or research; all comments must be in the student’s own words, except those with proper citation. APA format.