Please respond to each of the mini case studies with a 2-3page explanation. You should use at least 4-5 resources in each case to support  

your position. Respond in a Microsoft Word document in APA format. 


Mini Case Study 1

The employees of the Great Foods chain elect the FoodWorkers Union as their exclusive bargaining agent. Negotiations for an initialcollective bargaining agreement begin, but after six months, no agreement hasbeen reached. The company finds excess damage to merchandise in its warehouseand believes that this was intentional sabotage by dissident employees. Thecompany notifies the union representative that any employees doing such actswill be terminated, and the union, in turn, notifies the employees. Soonthereafter, a manager notices an employee in the flour sectionwhere he has no rightto bemaking quick motions with his hands. The manager then finds several bagsof flour that have been cut. The employee is fired, whereupon a fellow employeeand union member leads more than two dozen employees in an immediate walkout.The company discharges these employees and refuses to rehire them. Theemployees file a grievance with the NLRB. Are they entitled to get their jobsback? Why or why not?

 

Mini Case Study 2

American Shipbuilding Company has a shipyard inChicago, Illinois. During winter months, it repairs ships operating on theGreat Lakes, and the workers at the shipyard are represented by severaldifferent unions. In 1961, the unions notified the company of their intentionto seek a modification of the current collective bargaining agreement. On fiveprevious occasions, agreements had been preceded by strikes (including illegalstrikes) that were called just after ships arrived in the shipyard for repairs.In this way, the unions had greatly increased their leverage in bargaining withthe company. Because of this history, the company was anxious about the unionsstrike plans. In August 1961, after extended negotiations, the company and theunions reached an impasse. The company then decided to lay off most of theworkers and sent the following notice: Because of the labor dispute which hasbeen unresolved since August of 1961, you are laid off until further notice.The unions filed unfair labor practice charges with the NLRB. Did the companyengage in an unfair labor practice? Why or w


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