Unions

Women’s Labor Force Participation

Women's Labor Force Participation Activity Description: Purpose: Provide statistical description of patterns and trends in women's labor force participation. Steps: Show the class the graphs depicting changes in women's labor force participation over the past 30 years (Click on the document at the end of this entry called, "actwomens.ppt".). Encourage students to articulate the trends. [Read More...]

2018-10-27T19:14:23-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

What Should Unions Do?

What Should Unions Do? Activity Description: Purpose: To consider the union's proper role in aiding its members in resolving their work/family conflicts Steps: Divide the class into groups of 4-5 students. Have them consider the following scenario and develop realistic solutions that could be implemented by the union: Many hospitals in NYC are dealing with [Read More...]

2018-10-27T19:01:33-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

The Usability of Work/Life Policies and Programs

The Usability of Work/Life Policies and Programs Activity Description: Purpose: To consider the "visible" and "hidden" factors that affect employees' use of work/life policies and programs Steps: Distribute three mini-cases to students (Click on the document at the end of this entry to view or download these cases.). Ask them to consider the factors that [Read More...]

2018-10-27T18:38:54-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Student Group Presentations of Work-Family Issues

Student Group Presentations of Work-Family Issues Activity Description: Format: Presentation time: 30 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions Objective: Groups of four to six students will be responsible for leading a 30-minute class discussion on one of the work-family themes outlined below. This involves choosing a topic, preparing an annotated bibliography of additional articles on [Read More...]

2018-10-27T18:32:03-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

National Federation of Independent Business, Family Time Flexibility/Compensatory Time

National Federation of Independent Business, Family Time Flexibility/Compensatory Time Activity Description: The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) offers talking points in support of Family Time Flexibility/ Compensatory Time legislation (Fair Labor Standards Act Reform). Please click here to view: https://www.nfib.com/assets/NFIB-Support-Letter-HR-1180-Working-Families-Flexibility-Act-1.pdf Activity Source: National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

2018-10-27T18:08:44-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Mapping Your Social Capital

Mapping Your Social Capital Activity Description: Author:  
Rosalind Edwards Purpose: To explore your own social capital Steps: Read the Social Capital entry in the WFRN Encylopedia. Fill in the network map (click on the document, "Network_Map.pdf" at the end of this entry to view and download map in PDF format). In the allocated segments of [Read More...]

2018-10-27T22:45:24-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Hot Topic Debates

Hot Topic Debates Activity Description: Author: Jodie Hertzog, Wichita State University Purpose (From Author): I regularly teach a general education Marriage & Families course that enrolls between 25 (summer sessions) and 75 students (regular term). In order to engage students in exploring current issues related to family life, I started including a “hot topics” assignment [Read More...]

2018-10-27T17:53:34-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Family and Medical Leave Act

Family and Medical Leave Act Activity Description: Purpose: To determine from both the standpoint of a small business employer and from the standpoint of an employee whether the leave should be expanded to include paid leave or whether employers should have more discretion in granting or denying leave Steps: Log onto the website for the [Read More...]

2018-10-27T23:38:14-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Fair Labor Standards Act: Drafting a Proposal for Compensatory Time under the FLSA

Fair Labor Standards Act: Drafting a Proposal for Compensatory Time under the FLSA Activity Description: Purpose: To conduct a critical analysis of the existing provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act Steps: Log onto the website for the Department of Labor. Locate the page for the FLSA document; or download the statute directly from: https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/hrg.htm [Read More...]

2018-10-28T00:29:09-04:00October 3rd, 2018|

Unions and Work and Family Integration

Unions and Work and Family Integration Author(s): Robert Drago Jennifer Fazioli Document type: Encyclopedia Entry Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia Year: 2003 Topic: Organizations Unions Work and Family Discipline: Inter-/multi-disciplinary Abstract: Many unions in the U.S. historically promoted the "separate spheres" vision of work and family ("W-F"), with a breadwinner father in the workplace [Read More...]

2018-11-10T20:39:41-05:00September 18th, 2018|
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