Discuss what effect the Wagner and the Taft- Hartley Acts had on labor management

Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

? Discuss what effect the Wagner and the Taft- Hartley Acts had on labor management


? Describe the union organizing process

? Identify the steps in the collective bargaining process

Course outcome assessed/addressed in this Assignment:

? HA530-5: Assess collaboration strategies involving employee and labor relations.


View the video Understanding Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining below. In this

video, At the time of this interview on “CEO Exchange”, Don Carty was CEO of American

Airlines. In this clip he expresses the frustration that many executives in a union

environment face, labor costs. This video was prior to Carty’s being fired from his position at

American Airlines for announcing executive retention bonuses within hours of convincing

union members to wage and benefit concessions in order to save the airline from

bankruptcy. Carty currently serves as CEO of Dell, Inc.



? Please be sure to include the answers to the following questions. The

minimum words for the Assignment is 800 words.

o If Mr. Carty’s comments on labor costs being part of a cost structure that is

higher than revenue are part of American Airlines positioning before contract

negotiations, what other preparations is the company probably taking prior to

the negotiation process?

? Mr. Carty mentions involvement of the federal government in labor relations. What

government agencies could he possibly be referring to?

? What type of response to Mr. Carty’s comments would you expect from the unions

that represent American Airlines employees?

Unit 9 Assignment Grading Rubric = 110 points

Assignment Requirements Points



earned by


Introduction to the Assignment 0–10

Description of other

preparations a company takes

prior to the negotiation process.


? Discussion of federal government in

labor relations and description of

government agencies possibly involved.


? Discussion of Mr. Carty’s comments

and the response from the unions that

represent American Airlines employees.


.Summary of lesson with discussion of lessons

learned from Assignment.


Total (Sum of all points)

Points deducted for spelling, grammar,

and/or APA errors.

Adjusted total points

Instructor Feedback:

Imagine you are a healthcare administrator whose organization is involved in contract negotiations.

What kind of preparation do you need to have prior to starting talks with union representation?

Most of the time the discussion involving pay increases or decreases will be the most heated.

As a member of the administration team what type of ethical implications do you have in fair labor talks? There are federal agencies who oversee the processes and there are rules in place to ensure the process is fair to both sides. As you view the video with Mr. McCarty, listen to how the negotiation process took place and the different views from those involved.