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Written Assignment for Labor Relations

07 Jul

Written Assignment 1
(25 points) 4 pages or more, not including cover or References pages

Locate an article describing a collective bargaining situation that has arisen within the past two years. This article should be from a newspaper, an academic journal, or a credible online news source. Use a minimum of two additional references to support your discussion and to respond to the questions in the assignment.

a. Using APA guidelines, state the proper citation for the article.

b. State the nature of the collective bargaining dispute.

c. What are the underlying causes of the dispute?

d. What economic or ethical pressures has each side attempted to use to prevail in the dispute?

e. If there is any evidence of any illegal or unethical conduct on either side, describe it in detail.

f. Was the dispute resolved? If so, how?

g. What, if any, role was played by third parties in resolving this bargaining dispute? What was the identity of the third party?

h. In retrospect, could this dispute have been resolved in a more constructive fashion? If so, how?

RUBRIC FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1

Criteria 1

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Addresses nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute.

Discusses the environment, trends, influences, challenges, current trends

Effectively addresses the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute.

Discusses the environment, trends, influences, challenges, current trends.

Addresses the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute although not as comprehensively as it should be.

Discusses the environment, trends, influences, challenges, current trends; however, makes some indistinct or incomplete connections regarding relevance and workplace connections.

Identifies some of the key issues of the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and some of the underlying causes of the dispute.

Some elements of the article are missing or inappropriately identified.

Doesn’t identify at least the nature of the collective bargaining dispute and the underlying causes of the dispute.

The topic is loosely connected; linkages not made; fails to identify relevance.

Criteria 2

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Identifies the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute

Identifies the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute.Makes strong, logical connections

Identifies some the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute. Makes some logical connections.

Identifies at least some of the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute. Makes some loose connections.

Little or no identification of the economic or ethical pressures each side has attempted to use to prevail in the dispute. Makes no logical connections.

Criteria 3

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

What, if any, role was played by third parties in resolving this bargaining dispute? What was the identity of the third party?

Discussed the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute and identified the third party.  Reader can easily follow the author’s logic and flow.

Discussed, although not comprehensively, the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute and identified the third party. While overall well-organized, at times the writing forces the reader to determine the author’s train of thought.

Discussed the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute; however, did not identify a third party.  Consistent organization is lacking causing the reader to have difficulty in following the author’s train of thought.

Did not discuss the role, if any, played by third parties in resolving this dispute and didn’t discuss or identify a third party.

Paper lacks a sense of organization or plan to the presentation of ideas.

Criteria 4

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Was the dispute resolved? In retrospect, could this dispute have been resolved in a more constructive fashion? If so, how? 

Discussed if the dispute was resolved and if it could have been resolved in a more constructive manner

Reader can easily follow the author’s logic and flow.

Discussed, although not comprehensively, if the dispute was resolved and if it could have been resolved in a more constructive manner.

While overall well-organized, at times the writing forces the reader to determine the author’s train of thought.

Discussed if the dispute was resolved although not if it could have been resolved in a more constructive manner.

Consistent organization is lacking causing the reader to have difficulty in following the author’s train of thought.

Did not discuss  if the dispute was resolved or not and didn’t suggest if it could have been resolved in a constructive manner.

Paper lacks a sense of organization or plan to the presentation of ideas.

Criteria 5

Exceeds Expectations
5 points

Meets Expectations
4 points

Meets Some Expectations
3 points

Does Not Meet Expectations
2 points

Not Included
0 points

Use of current and relevant sources, citation and mechanics.

The author has identified and selected a minimum of three very appropriate and current resources.

The author has identified and selected at least two sources that are appropriate for this assignment.

The author has identified and selected one source that is commercial rather than academic or from a business sources such as vendor Web sites.

The author has not identified or selected an article that is appropriate; it is commercial rather than academic or from a business sources such as vendor Web sites.

Accurate use of APA style for in-text citations and References

The paper correctly cites in-text and lists resources on the References page.  If additional sources are used, they are included correctly.

The majority of in-text citations and the reference are properly cited; formatting is inconsistent / inaccurate in a few cases.

References are cited but incorrectly under APA style. The student has either used another format or incorrectly applied the APA style guidelines.

Inconsistent or missing in-text citations; fails to attribute an author’s word through APA citations.

25 POSSIBLE TOTAL POINTS

   /25

Due DateJul 9, 2018 11:59 PM

 
 

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