Assignments Managing Labor

 

 

Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 450–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

For this assignment, discuss the following:

  • Why do you think it is important for human resource (HR) professionals to study the history of labor?
  • Over U.S. history, labor unions have shifted in power and membership (e.g., high in some eras and low in others). What do you think contributes to this shift in power and growth?
  • What do you see as the future for labor unions in the U.S. (e.g., growth, shrinkage, more power, less power)? Explain your answer.