managers would instruct workers B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

managers would instruct workers B u s i n e s s F i n a n c e

Q1:

Scientific Management

Give one reason why you as an employer might want to implement Scientific Management.

Give one reason why you as an employer might not want to implement Scientific Management.

Give one reason why you as an employee might want to work under Scientific Management.

Give one reason why you as an employee might not want to work under Scientific Management

Q2:

Employment-At-Will

Is employment-at will fair? Why or why not?

Q3:

Unions

What is the Wagner Act?

What professions are not protected by the Nation Labor Relations Board?

Q4:

Cesar Chavez

What is the name of the union organized by Cesar Chavez?

Who was the presidential candidate who supported Chavez?

What ethnic groups came together to fight against the abuses by the Agribusiness Owners and the Teamsters Union?

Workplace Issues

  1. Scientific Management

Read this article (Links to an external site.) about Frederick Winslow Taylor, known as the Father of Scientific Management. Winslow believed that maximum efficiency in the workplace could be achieved through a scientific study of the work process. This study would determine the best way for a job to be done. Managers would instruct workers on how to do the job and workers would follow those instructions without question. This article will introduce you to the pros and cons of this management style.

  1. Employment-at-Will

Read this article (Links to an external site.) about the legal doctrine of Employment-at-Will. Much of U.S. law is based on British precedent. Traditionally, an employer is free to hire and dismiss employees without notice or cause. This has led many people to believe that this gives the employer too much control over the lives of employees. This article will show you the history of this legal doctrine in the U.S.

  1. Labor Unions

Read this article (Links to an external site.)about the rise and fall of the Labor Movement in the U.S. Unions were organized to “level the playing field” between employers and employees.

Then, watchthis film

about Cesar Chavez and the United Farmworkers Union. Pay close attention to the different groups of people who work together or oppose each other as Chavez and his colleagues seek to gain fairer wages and working conditions for farm laborers.