HRMN 3841: Employee and Labour Relations 1
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Assignment 2: Union Certification (16%)
Write a three part essay of about 1500 words in total by responding to the following
The Write Way Stationary Company develops high quality customized stationary goods. They
have been in operation since 1989, and employ 35 individuals in a variety of different jobs.
Employees are considering organizing themselves, to form a union.
Describe the steps of union organization, including detailing the certification drive process.
Describe the restrictions that apply to both the union and the employer while the certificate
drive is occurring. What happens if either of the parties violate these restrictions?
Assuming the employees successfully work through the certification process and form a
union, they will need to negotiate a collective agreement. Key issues for the employees
include concerns around their pay and benefits, hours of work, sick leave and vacation
time. Describe the process they will go through to prepare for negotiations with
Criteria for Evaluating Your Report
Your report must incorporate some of the key concepts introduced in this module.
You must demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and analysis.
You must present a logical and persuasive argument.
You must support your arguments with examples or illustrations from the textbook.
Submit your assignment (Parts A, B, and C) by using the “Assignment 2 submission tool”.
Be sure to save your assignment as a Word document and name it: A2_HRMN3841_Last
name. Please do not break your assignment into separate word files; save all your work for
this assignment as one .docx file.
Did you put your name and student number on the document?
Did you complete all the required elements and clearly label the parts?
Did you use information and terminology learned in this module?
Did you support your statements with specific examples?
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Did you cite references, using correct APA referencing format (including your
Did you ensure that there are no spelling mistakes?
Is your report grammatically correct, clear, and well organized?
We recommend that you submit this Assignment at the end of Module 5.
it this Assignment at the end of Module 8.
· Chapter 7, 8: McQuarrie F. A. E. (2015).Industrial relations in Canada. (4th ed). Toronto, ON: Wiley
*(especially table on p. 187, collective bargaining simulation exercise p. 231)
· Fine, S. (January 30, 2015, updated May 12, 2018).
Canadian workers have fundamental right to strike, top court rule
.The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/top-court-upholds-canadian-workers-right-to-strike/article22717100/
· Geiger, M. (n.d.).
Interest based bargaining
. Retrieved from: http://www.blaney.com/sites/default/files/Interest-Based-Bargaining.pdf
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