Sociology 325 Week 13 Review Questions Due on Thursday April 11, 2013 This week’s reading include part of Chapter 4 from a book by Gary Chaison called Unions in America, two short sheets about unions dues, a short reading on collective bargaining, two short articles about contract negotiations between SEIU and employers, and a contract. DO NOT PRINT OUT THE CONTRACT. It’s huge and you can answer the questions viewing it on your computer and using either the table of contents or the search function. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO READ THE WHOLE CONTRACT. I have also included a handout on Collective Bargaining. There are no questions on this reading, but you should read it. It will help you understood the material I review in class next week. As always, if you quote the text in your answer, it should look like this: Eimer begins his argument by stating “I’m surprised that many undergraduates do not do their readings. They’re missing out on a big part of the learning process”(Eimer 2006:11). Eimer is the author, 2006 is the publication year, and 11 is the page the quote appeared on. THERE ARE 8 questions. Chaison, page 104-118 1. Once a union is formed, it engages in collective bargaining, but there are different types of bargaining. Briefly explain what distributive bargaining is and provide an example. 2. Once a union is formed, it engages in collective bargaining, but there are different types of bargaining. Briefly explain what integrative bargaing is and provide an example. 3. Chaison notes that collective bargaining has two faces: “it is first about getting agreement before going to the bargaining table and then getting agreement at the table.” Please explain what he means by the first part of that sentence: “it is first about getting agreement before going to the bargaining table.” Be sure to use the concept of term “intraorganizational” in your answer, and to provide an example to illustrate your explanation. 4. Briefly explain what concessionary bargaining. Using the example of Tyson Chicken and the United Food and Commercial to provide at least two examples of concessions that were made by the union. 5. In October 2003 there was a conflict between three grocery chains and the United Food and Commercial Workers. Briefly explain how Walmart caused this conflict, and then briefly discuss the outcome of the strike. NYT Articles on SEIU 6. Please identify one of the subjects of collective bargaining that SEIU and the Realty Advisory Board were negotiating over. Briefly describe the two positions on the subject. 7. In some ways collective bargaining is like a game of poker. Do you think SEIU’s threat to strike strengthened its hand, or weakened it? Why? SEIU Contract: You can use the search function to search key words as you answer the question 8. Henry’s Dad died on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday Henry took off so he could attend the wake and funeral. His boss says he will not get paid for those days. Henry thinks he is entitled to pay and get’s his contract out. What does the contract say about Bereavment? Is Henry entitled to pay for the days he took off? 9. Read Article 2, part 2.1. Is this workplace an open shop or a union shop? Please explain the reasoning behind your answer.