Labour and Collective Bargaining. Word Wall – Create as a Class. As a class we need to decide on ten vocabulary words that you think are important to the course. We need to write the word and a definition (in your own words!) on a paper and stick it on the wall. Learning Goals.
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Word Wall – Create as a Class As a class we need to decide on ten vocabulary words that you think are important to the course. We need to write the word and a definition (in your own words!) on a paper and stick it on the wall.
Learning Goals 9. I will be able to explain and evaluate the collective bargaining process. 10. I will be able to define organized labour, and explain the different types of organized labour.
Vocabulary – Take 5 minutes and find the definitions • Collective Bargaining • Mediation • Arbitration • Strike • Lockout • Legally Binding • Union • Labour
What is Collective Bargaining • A negotiating process between a union (workers) and a company (management) • The purpose of unions is to seek fair treatment of workers through “strength in numbers” • The goal is a fair contract that is negotiated between the two parties.
Articles of Collective Bargaining • Salary/Wages • Working Conditions • Benefits • Hours/Vacation Time • Seniority/Job Protection • Pensions
What happens when a contract can’t be negotiated? • Mediation – suggestion is non-binding • Arbitration – suggestion is legally binding • Job Action – Strike or Lockout.
Organized Labour • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubIWyT7nGdU • Organized Labour - An association of workers united as a singleentity for the purpose of improving the workers' economic status and working conditions through collective bargaining with employers
Types of Organized Labour • Unions - often industry-specific and tend to be more common in manufacturing, mining, construction, transportation and the public sector. E.g. Canadian Auto Workers, ETFO (elementary teachers federation of Ontario) • Professional Associations – represent people in learned occupation (occupations that need higher education). Purpose is to maintain the high standards of that profession. E.g. teachers, accountants, lawyers • Workers Cooperatives - the shares in the company are held by the workers. Each worker has a vote in major company decisions/operations.
Comparison of organized vs unorganized labour • http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wKBjqLOgo0 • http://www.jobquality.ca/indicators/union/uni3.shtml • I
Union Presentations • In your groups, create a TWO slide presentation on your given topic. • Groups: • 1. Felipe, Viktoriya, Vova, Morgan • 2. Stephanie, Owen, Kanako, Viola • 3. Jerry, Emre, Freeman, William • 4. Mishal, Alper, Betty, Thelma, Carol
www.afl.org • Group 1 – Why join a Union? • Group 2 – What do they do? (under About AFL) • Group 3 – How do you join a union? (under Join a Union) • Group 4 – What are some facts about unions? (under Join a Union)