Use question and answer (Q&A) format for your response; in other words, include the original question along with your answer in the reply. Within your post, support your responses with information from at least two reputable sources (library and/or Web-based) and provide the full citation at the end. Use APA format for your references. Bring in your own personal experiences, if applicable.
- Assume that senior management has just learned that there is a union organizing effort going on. This is the second time in four years that the hourly employees have tried to unionize. As an HR manager in this union-free company with 500 plant (hourly) employees located in a large industrial city, what actions would you recommend to senior management to remain union-free? Why?
- Assume there has been a discussion about using an employee participation program (EPP) in the workplace. What is your opinion of using an EPP? Why?
- What are the advantages of an EPP?
- What are the disadvantages of an EPP?
Be sure to consider anti-union prohibitions under the National Labor Relations Act and other pertinent legislation.