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Question 1. 1. (TCO 1) Explain the employment-at-will doctrine. How does this doctrine conflict with the belief that workers are more than just a commodity that can be bought and sold in a labor market? (Points : 30)

Question 2. 2. (TCO 2) How has intense global competition affected the American labor movement? (Points : 30)

Question 3. 3. (TCO 3) What are some of the ways in which public sector unionization differs from private sector unionization? (Points : 30)

Question 4. 4. (TCO 4) Describe some of the stereotypes that exist about unions in the United States. Explain how the various elements of popular culture reinforce these stereotypes. (Points : 30)

Question 5. 5. (TCO 5) Compare and contrast democracy in unions with democracy in corporations. (Points : 30)

Question 6. 6. (TCO 6) If bargaining impasses occur so infrequently, and so few working days are lost due to strikes, why is it important to study bargaining impasses and various alternative dispute resolution mechanisms? (Points : 30)

Question 7. 7. (TCO 7) Explain the importance of seniority in union contracts, and discuss the various ways in which seniority is used in making job-related decisions. Why is seniority preferable to other methods of making these same decisions? (Points : 30)

Question 8. 8. (TCO 8) Explain the primary purpose of the European Union and its stance on labor standards for member countries. (Points : 40)