You are the Employee Relations Specialist for a national retail company with locations across the United States. The nearly 500 company employees are diverse in terms of age and demographic differences. Your primary work location is Southeast Pennsylvania.
Recently, the employees in the Mid-Atlantic region, managed by Kristopher Kolumbus, have expressed dissatisfaction with their work environment. There are approximately 125 employees in the mid-Atlantic region. Their specific concerns include small pay raises for the past 2 – 3 years, limited employee benefits, lack of career mobility and progression, and heightened security controls implemented due to theft concerns.
The Mid-Atlantic employees have discussed the possibility of unionization. Some workers have begun exploring options such as United Food & Commercial Workers International Union and the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Representatives from both national unions want to be certain that sufficient employees will back union representation. Therefore, Mid Atlantic employees have started company-wide communications to increase interest in unionization.
As the Employee Relations Specialist, it is your responsibility to ensure that supervisors and managers adhere to the rules regarding a union organizing campaign. In response to this potential campaign, you have decided to take initial actions by preparing several documents to share with your boss, the Director of Human Resources:
Please prepare the following documents:
A summary email to the Director of Human Resources describing the Mid Atlantic employee issues, interest in unionization and actions you are taking (which include the below items)
A memo to all managers and supervisors indicating legally what they can and cannot do during a union organizing effort.
An email to your human resource colleagues regarding actions the HR team should consider in response to employee concerns in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
An agenda for a meeting to be held between Human Resources staff and the organization’s leadership team regarding the organizing effort and potential review of current HR
Title Page with Name, Date, and Title of Assignment
Each of the 4 items indicated above (summary email, one-page memo, email to your human resource colleagues, and outline for a meeting)
Headings to separate each section of the paper
A minimum of three sources (two must be from the course materials) for each communication
In-text citations in APA style
Reference page using APA style
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