NOTE: This week you have a choice between Question 2 or 3, and respond to Question 1.
Begin a new thread for each response to a Discussion question. Take your time and develop each response thoroughly. Include a minimum of 2 sources (cited in-text and referenced in APA style with a hyperlink) for each response to a question. In the Title line, identify the response with the question number. Example: Question 1 or Question 2. When you read and then comment to another student’s response, simply, click on Reply, review your title and being typing your response into the text box. For netiquette and grading, be sure to include the name of the person you are responding to at the top of the text box.
Question 1: Labor Unions: Love ‘em or Hate ‘em? (Everyone responds)
Conduct an internet search and look for data on union membership today in the US. What is the status of union membership today? What are the experts saying about the need for the continuation of union activities today? Is there one segment of the workforce that perhaps still might need union protection? Compare and contrast ideas from two sources and then include your informed thoughts about union activity today.
Question 2: Define and Describe OSHA
First, define and describe OSHA. In your definition, you want to talk briefly about the purpose of OSHA efforts. Conduct a bit of research and summarize possible strategies to reduce OSHA violations in a particular industry or even in your organization. Can you share at least two strategies?
Question 3: Workplace bullying
Conduct research and identify examples of workplace bullying in today’s workplaces. (The newspapers and journals are filled with scenarios!) Select two examples and share the scenario specifics (briefly) and then develop your thoughts about what could have been done to prevent them.
Have you or anyone you have worked with ever been bullied? What did you do about it? Did you have an effective recourse for helping you deal with the issue? Why is prevention such an important issue for today’s HRM?