Briefly answer the following questions. This and all future assignments are due midnight on Sunday (except for the Unit 8 assignment which will be due on Saturday, the last day of class.)

    What is meant by labor relations?
    Explain how unions are simultaneously economic and political organizations.
    What is a spillover?
    What is the greatest challenge facing private sector unions?
    Briefly describe the historical impact of the Knights of Labor.
    Briefly describe the historical importance of the Danbury Hatters boycott case.
    Briefly explain the concept of exclusive representation established by the Wagner Act.
    What was the major responsibility of the National Labor Relations Board?
    Select for my approval one of the following topics for your paper # 1 due in Unit 3:

    Why and How U.S. Labor Unions Seek to Influence Federal, State and Local Politics.
    How Global Competitiveness Affects Labor/Management Relations.
    How Right-to-Work Laws Affects Labor/Management Relations.
    An Analysis of the Proposed Federal Employee Free Choice Act
    Union Support Craft Jurisdictional Conflict and Restrictive Work Practices
    How Technology Affects Labor/Management Relations
    Select a Union and research its history and current status -- the name of the union is required.