Bus 372 Week 3 Assignment

RUNNING HEAD: PROPOSAL2Summative AssessmentIntroductionAs an employee of a fast growing, large, non-union manufacturing organization we founda few systematic labor violations in the plant. With the company globalizing in different locations in the United States and plants in China and France. We are seeking advice from a Union on how to form a union to propose a solution about the working conditions and wages through a fair legal process. Union Organizing ProcessTo organize a union, we must gather a few people that might be interested in solving the same issues in the work place. Once we have made a group we will contact a union that is best suited to represent us. Once we find a union to represent us we will sit down with the union organizer and go through list of questions we might have for them to see if they are the right union for our company. We will also need to get a petition from other workers to sign to start a union. This petition will be followed with the NLRB investigating to make sure that they are ableto process this for them. As the NLRB website explains, “To start the election process, a petition must be filed with the nearest NLRB Regional Office showing interest in the union (or interest indecertifying the union) from at least 30% of employees. NLRB agents will then investigate to make sure the Board has jurisdiction and there are no existing labor contracts that would bar an election.” (para.1)Identify the UnionThe union I chose to represent us is United Steel Workers (USW). I chose United Steel Workers Union because they were formed in the late 1800’s and is still going strong. They have along history of fighting for laborers rights and protecting them. The United Steel Workers Union is also allied with 12 different other unions. Being part of a big union organization will bring more attention and power to what we need and want to resolve. According to USW’s website

ACTION RESEARCH PROJECTAction Research ProjectSteps in Action ResearchI was hired as a consultant for Godwin Heights School District. The reason why they feltthey needed a consultant is there teachers are having problems in their classrooms regardingdisciplining students for bad behavior. Teachers use action research almost every day with thework they do and also interacting with the students. So working alongside of them while they areteaching and using their own action research it allows me to get their point of view of everythingas well as collecting my own data. The reason I say that teachers and staff use action researchevery day is because when they are teaching a lesson or looking at class or individual disciplinethey are using action research and most of the time they are unaware of it while they are doing it.This gives me the opportunity to watch them do their own action research while also collectingmy own information. The following step are in action research; Identification of the problemsarea, Collection and organization of data, Interpretation of data, the action based on the data, andlastly reflection. When you are trying to start out with action research the first step is to identify theproblem. When a teacher first sees a problem in the class first thing they have to do is figure outwhat the problem is and why it’s happening. This is also what a consultant would be doing aswell alongside of them. Then figure out what caused this inappropriate behavior by theindividual? Is this a problem that we can help solve in the classroom and possibly outside of theclassroom so it doesn’t happen again? When the teacher is ready to start the research they mustbegin asking themselves many different questions. The consultant would also start off asking theteacher to speak in common language so others can understand, avoiding any kind of educationjargon used by the teachers. These questions being asked should be concise and meaningful to3


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