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During this assignment, students will
- identify the steps in a collective bargaining process,
- describe when third-party assistance is required and types of bargaining impasse,
- explain arbitration and describe the role of an arbitrator, and
- use negotiation skills during a team role-play.
write a reflection report (1500-1800 words double-spaced, 12-point font, excluding cover page and references page)
Objectives During this assignment, students will identify the steps in a collective bargaining process,describe when third-party assistance is required and types of bargaining impasse,explain arbitr
Labour Relations Team Project 1. During this group assignment, students will use the Archibald Firefighters’ Arbitration Case to apply the collective bargaining and arbitration processes. This team role-play involves a negotiation process between union, and management facilitated by the assigned arbitrator(s). 2. Students will represent each of these three groups (union, management and the assigned arbitrators) and will use negotiation skills to reach a win-win settlement for this case. Each side will present their position in two rounds and then the arbitrator will reach a final decision. 3. Students will participate in this live role-play through the “Student Online Meeting Sign-Up” Zoom and will record this session for subsequent viewing and reviewing by the instructor. Students in groups will conduct research to prepare for the role-play. 4. After the role-play. Students in each of three groups (union, management and the assigned arbitrators) will write a reflection report (1500-1800 words double-spaced, 12-point font, excluding cover page and references page) which documents the final decision, rationale for their group’s position/decision, and feelings about the arbitration outcome. 5. Learning Team Agreement is due at the end of Unit 3 and is worth 3% of final grade. The Team Reflection Due no later than 11:00 p.m. on Sunday of Unit 7 and is worth 15% of final grade Team Reflection and Peer Evaluation Objectives During this assignment, students will identify the steps in a collective bargaining process, describe when third-party assistance is required and types of bargaining impasse, explain arbitration and describe the role of an arbitrator, and use negotiation skills during a team role-play. Description This assignment will use the readings and discussions as a base for a team role-play involving a negotiation between an arbitrator, union, and management. Students will represent each of these groups will work together to reach a win-win settlement. Required Materials Dessler, G., & Chhinzer, N. (2020). Human resources management in Canada (14th Canadian ed.). Pearson Canada Inc. ISBN-13: 978-0-13-485619-3 Chapter 16 The Archibald Firefighters’ Arbitration Case Instructions 1. Locate your team via the Course Bulletin. 2. Meet with your team and identify one or more team members to represent each of the three groups from the project scenario: public sector union, management (e.g., public safety director and mayor), or arbitrator. Complete a Learning Team Agreement. Submit your Learning Team Agreement through the “Labour Relations Team Project – Learning Team Agreement” page in Unit 3. 3. Conduct research to gather information to address the following questions in preparation for your role-play: a. What is your role in the negotiation? b. What steps of the collective bargaining process are assumed to have been completed up to this point in the scenario? c. For union and management groups: What is your bargaining position? What are your arguments for negotiation? d. For arbitrators: How will you manage the live negotiation? How will you make your decision? 4. You will participate in a live role-play through the Online Meetings that will be facilitated by the assigned arbitrator(s) on your team. Be sure to sign your team up up for your online meeting session through the “Student Online Meeting Sign-Up” Wiki . You will record this session for subsequent viewing and reviewing by the participants, instructor, and rest of the class. Each side will present their position, and negotiations will happen until the arbitrator reaches a final decision. a. Record in audio your discussion and save it. Instructions can be found on the “Online Meeting” page. Important: For online course students: Use the naming convention of BUSI2103-O-A-Group-__. You will also be sharing the recording in Unit 11. 5. After the role-play, you are to gather the information and write a reflection report which documents the final decision, rationale for the group’s position/decision, and feelings about the outcome. It should consider the original assumptions made by each contributor to the negotiation (union, management, and arbitrator), and reflect on what tactics worked best, which ones were less effective, and what each side would do differently if given the chance. a. Your report must be concise (not more than 2000 words double-spaced, 12-point font, excluding cover page and references page). b. It must be well-written, but in lay terms. A proper introduction that clearly outlines the purpose and flow of the essay, as well as a strong conclusion are important elements. c. You must also provide a properly cited reference page at the end of the report to support any of your conclusions. 6. Additionally, you are to complete a peer evaluation for each team member to comment on their preparation and participation in this project. 7. Submit your team reflection report and peer evaluation as Word (or other compatible text editor) documents document through the submission link below. 8. For online course students: Do not submit the recording of your role play at this time. You will post the recording in in the forum labelled “Labour Relations Team Project Reflections” in Unit 11.