Nature of The Relationship


The ability to interact professionally, fairly, and justly between people and entities has long been a central duty of a human resource leader. Those unable to meet this requirement often see a fall in job satisfaction, which can lead to a fall in employee retention, grievances, and arbitrations. Obviously, the repercussions of this failure can be catastrophic for an organization. With that understanding, compose a paper addressing the following:

  • Discuss the nature of the current, general relationship between unions and organizations. In other words, is the relationship between unions and organizations/management today better or worse than previous years, and do unions and organizations work in a collaborative manner today?
  • Discuss the responsibility that human resource professionals have to create a positive working relationship with unions.
  • Most importantly, craft a five-point plan that a union/union representative should follow/adapt in order to create a positive, conducive, and mutually rewarding relationship between unions and organizations. Be sure to discuss the impediments to this relationship and how one can overcome those impediments.

Your paper should be:

  • 5-7 pages in length, or about 2300 words, not including title and reference pages (which are required). Include a formal references page. This is an individual paper; however, you should reflect on our discussion forums and incorporate ideas from there, as appropriate.
  • Formatted and cited according to the CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Supported by at least three scholarly sources and can include resources from this course. The CSU Global library (Links to an external site.) is a good place to locate these sources. You cannot use Wikipedia or any CSU Global assignment. For this assignment, a credible source is defined as:
    • A scholarly or peer-reviewed journal article.
    • A government-based website or publication.
    • A trade or industry journal article, publication, or website, including those from trade organizations such as and