HRPD 709 Industrial Relations

HRPD 709 Industrial Relations

Please view the movie “Final Offer” available on the internet and answer the following questions.

  1. Describe the chronology of events during the UAW-GM negotiations.
  2. Briefly explain the social, economic and political context that influenced the negotiations.
  3. Is there evidence of accountability on the union side?
  4. Describe the respective bargaining agendas of the two sides, identifying their target and ideal settlement positions.
  5. How would you assess the relative bargaining power of the two sides? What sanctions did both sides have? Were they prepared to use them?
  6. Describe the compromises and movement that occurred from the opening of negotiations to the final settlement.
  7. Explain why and how internal bargaining takes place (because the movie provides more information about the union, concentrate on the internal bargaining within the union).
  8. What role did the media play in these negotiations?
  9. What qualities make a good negotiator?

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Formatting guidelines

  • Font size 12, preferably Arial / Times New Roman, 2.5 cm margins
  • Typed and double spaced, no more than 5-6 pages not including cover page
  • Stapled together including a cover page with your name, professor’s name, course code and due date on it
  • Single sided printing for hard copy
  • typed and presented error free in a manner acceptable for business and professional purposes
  • Work is properly referenced using APA format
  • Projects without proper references will not be marked
  • Copy and paste from website/s will result in an automatic zero mark

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