Discussion-8(HRM)

Topic

Suppose a coworker just brought you a union leaflet urging employees to sign an authorization card. What questions would you ask of the union supporter? What may happen from this point on?

 

Instructions

1) Your discussion is to be submitted in 12-point Times New Roman font using

APA format.

2) You must have a minimum of two sources to support your answer.
3) Students are required to post their primary response (200 word minimum)

4) Students will respond to at least 1 other postings (150 words minimum each)

Response(Sravanya)

 

An authorization card is something that would be put together by an employee as a way to get something that employee wants (Legal, n.d.). These forms are legal ways for a union to be a representative for an employee (meant for getting money or other items).  Described in an article, there are three ways a union can use these cards to collect things (Legal, n.d.).  The union can get 30% of employees to sign these cards it can start a petition for an election.  50% signed by employees can result in the employer getting recognized directly and can be without an election.  The employer can decline though, which can result in the union putting on a strike.  If there is an over 50% signing by employees, and there is unfair things in the employers, there could be a recognition without an election.  This way of bargaining is how employees can speak their minds (Bivens, n.d.).

I would ask the union supports what is going on and if there is any way I could help fix an issue before it gets brought up and is actually recognized.  I would try to recognize it first before anything bad for the company comes out.  There are some negatives that could happen once a union strike happens.  The employer may have a bad reputation after having all these things happen.  I feel like it would be my job to make sure employees are the happiest possible and I would do anything to ensure their safety and make sure they are comfortable.

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