While sometimes employees believe that they must strike to achieve their goals, these strikes can have repercussions for people other than employers.

The Chicago public school system is the third largest school district in the U.S. Heading into 2013, the school system faced a $1 billion deficit. As the school year began in 2012, Chicago teachers were in a battle with the system over evaluations and it was unclear then, who would end victor in the times to come. These strikes removed teachers for over two weeks over questionable matters on job statuses and benefits. Over 26,000 teachers and school staff members demanded higher wages, better job security and changes to a new evaluation system. The proposed settlement included yearly wage increases and preference to those laid off in the city of Chicago for three years.

Please read the articles assigned: (use and reference following links)

“Chicago Teachers’ Strike -Everybody Wins, Really?”…

” Chicago Teachers’ Strike Could Hit Job Reports”…

Answer the following questions:

Employee Relations

Responses must be 200 words total please include reference and intext citation

1. What do you see as some of the outcomes from teachers in Chicago being on strike for more than two weeks for both the teachers, students, and the economy? How do you feel about this?

2.How could legislation such as Governor Scott Walker’s legislation in Wisconsin (discussed in a previous module) impact the outcome of the public sector demands such as those in the Chicago teacher’s strike if there are limitations as to what can be addressed?

3.How would you balance the rights of the teachers with the needs of the students? Do you believe that there be mandatory arbitration for teachers? Why or why not? Please support your answer.

Human Resources Development

Responses must be 200 words total please include reference and in-text citation.

Question 1: In your experience of orientation program, what is the most beneficial content you learn from the program? What is the topic that you believe should definitely be covered but was not? Explain your point.

Question 2: If your organization were contemplating using a team-based approach to increase productivity and reduce cost, what training issues would the organization be likely to face? How could the organization address these issues?

Question 3: Have you (or your supervisor) used the coaching technique on your subordinates (or his/her subordinates)? Which coaching model introduced in Chapter 10 best describes the coaching process you experienced (or observed)? Was the coaching effort successful? Explain which part of the coaching process was effective and which part should be improved.