Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Read Case Study 6-2, “Classification of a Bargaining Subject,” on page 285 in your textbook, and answer the questions provided. 


  1. What is a mandatory subject of bargaining? 
  2. Can a union waive its right to bargain over a mandatory subject of bargaining? 
  3. Would the established labor agreement apply to this case study? 
  4. Was management’s refusal to bargain over the subject of surveillance camera usage in the workplace a violation of the duty to bargain in good faith under the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) as amended? If so, what should be the appropriate remedy? 
  5. Discuss the merits of the parties’ respective positions in this case. 

Your response to these questions should be a minimum of 2 pages in length. Use APA format to cite and reference all quoted and paraphrased material, including your textbook. Please be sure to include your reference list on a separate page.

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