HR Strategy Responding to a Union Organizing Drive
There are 4 scenarios at the end of Chapter 6 of the textbook, pages 225 and 226. The purpose of this
assignment is to provide you with real world exposure to the functions performed by labor relations.
This assignment is worth 150 points; see rubric below.
Preparing for this Assignment
Read through each of the 4 scenarios. Spend some time analyzing what actions you would take as the HR
Manager for these organizations.
1. Write a 6-8 page paper (does not include title page or reference page/pages) providing a “summary”
of your actions.
a. You are the HR Manager for each scenario.
b. Read through each scenario.
c. Read through the Plan-Do Check-Act (PDCA) process that is located in DocSharing. This will be
helpful in your analysis of the issues as well as offering viable recommendations.
d. Outline your various alternatives in responding to the union organizing drive.
e. Develop and support a specific recommended course of action to present to upper management.
2. Follow APA format guidelines.
3. You should be able to cover the alternatives and recommended actions in 1 1/2 to 2 pages for each
4. The paper should include theory application. In other words, once you have conducted your analysis,
what theories link to the Labor Relations processes/functions? For example, spend a little time
justifying the recommendations you made to upper management. Why should management pursue your
suggestions? What analysis have you done that makes your recommendations viable? What are the pros and
cons of the recommendations?
Item Criteria Points
Introduction/Conclusion Introduction provides sufficient background on the topic and previews major
points. Conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. 10
Content All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. Page count follows
assignment criteria. Major points are stated clearly, are supported by specific details (examples or
analysis), and are organized logically. 60
Theory The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice, and
uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly. 40
Readability Paragraph transitions are present and logical, flow maintained throughout paper. Sentences
are complete, clear, and concise. Sentence topic transitions are present and maintain the flow of
Mechanics The paper, including the title page, reference page, citations, etc., follows APA guidelines
for format. Rules of grammar usage and punctuation are followed. Spelling is correct. 20
Total Points 150
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