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IKEA RICHMOND: Teamsters Union Workers

IKEA RICHMOND: Teamsters Union Workers 

The subject is the analysis of the conflict generated by the lockout/strike called by the Teamsters union workers in IKEA RICHMOND, B.C. in the years of 2013/2104

Here is a summary of events:

https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/c.php?g=250906&p=1680316

A second reference an OPINION, that is editorial piece published by a local newspaper

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2014/05/13/Richmond-IKEA-Workers/

The conflict lingered, creating hardships for workers and seasons sales problems for the company

https://www.richmond-news.com/news/hardships-pile-up-on-richmond-ikea-picket-line-1.717365

MEDIATION was suggested to try and resolve the impasse

https://www.richmond-news.com/news/ready-to-mediate-ikea-strike-1.1386414

Mediation ended up solving the problem, here is the conclusion and the aftermath

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/ikea-richmond-strike-over-after-vince-ready-mediates-deal-1.2809526

This article explains the context of this exercise…

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224545.1995.9713972?src=recsysNote: You can use these references to understand my approach in the use of references.

One basic initial conclusion is that this was clearly a dysfunctional conflict.Based on the concepts of the chapter as well as the ideas discussed in class answer the following questions:

Q1 FROM SLIDE 9 IN THE PP MATERIAL

Based on the information (links) provided above what types of conflict can you identify in this case? How do you describe each type? SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

Q2. FROM SLIDE 10 IN THE PP MATERIAL

From the “Loci of Conflict” perspective, what type of conflict is this? Why? Justify the answer with the material provided AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

Q3 FROM SLIDES 11 AND 12 IN THE PP MATERIAL

They were evident communication and structure issues (Slide 11) Can you identify one of each? SAME SUPPORT REQUIREMENT

Q4. FROM SLIDE 36

How would your describe the role of the moderator? Use the LAST THREE BULLETS in slide 36 to assess his performance. SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER

Q5. FROM SLIDE 26From the solution what type of negotiation approach was used? why? Justify your answer

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE

QUESTIONS 1, 2 AND 3 ARE MANDATORY. CHOOSE ONE OF THE LAST TWO: EITHER 4 OR 5.

YOUR SHOULD WORK ON FOUR QUESTIONS ONLY

ASSIGNMENT REQUIREMENTS:

*** SUPPORT YOUR ANSWERS WITH RELEVANT REFERENCES***

*** BUT QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF REFERENCES DETERMINANT IN YOUR MARK***

*** USE A COMBINATION OF ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES, YOU CAN NOT CITE THE WORKBC  WEBSITE AND OTHER WEB AND LITERATURE RESOURCES TOO***REFERENCES PROVIDED OR THE TEXTBOOK

A suggested report template is presented below

Cover Page

Table of contents??? (Ask yourself, do I need it?)

Introduction

Question 1 (1/2 Page)

Question 2 (1/2 Page)

Question 3 (1/2 Page)

Question 4 OR 5 (1/2 Page)

Conclusion REFERENCES (as many as needed)

Appendix (only If needed, ask yourself, do I need additional support? and then as many pages as needed)

 

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