Let’s assume that the business that you have selected for the discussions throughout this course has flourished (waiter/waitress). The businesshas grown with having some number of branches throughout the Central Texas area. For example, if you have chosen to open a restaurant in Killeen, TX, you now have about ten restaurant branches throughout the Central Texas area.One day, you have heard that your employees are preparing to form a company-wide labor union. The mainmotivation of employees for forminga union is to receive X% of pay raise. The employees feel that the company’s overall pay level is too low compared to other companies in the same industrythat are similar in size. They feelthat at leastX% in pay raise is necessary for themselves to be satisfied with pay level.After running a simulation, however, you found out that X% in company-wide pay raise will make the net profit level just above zero, with an assumption that the productivity and all the other conditions remain the same. With the above case in mind, answer the following four questions.
Q1.What could be some advantages of having this labor union in your company? List at least two.
Q2.Other than the disadvantage of potentially damaging the profitability of your company, what could be some disadvantages of having this labor union in your company? List at least two.
Q3.Considering the advantages and disadvantages that you have identified, will youlet the union be formed? Or will you take measures to preventthe formation of this labor union in your company? Why?
Q4.Answer either Option 1or Option 2 depending on the choice that you have made in Q3.
Discussion #72Option 1.If you have decided to let the union be formed, the union will demand X% increase in pay raise.It is also likely that the company will actuallyhave to implement a company-wide pay raise that is close to X%. In this case, what are some methods that the company and the union can work out together to maintain the current profit level (or to minimize the loss in profitability)?Assume that loweringthe pay increase amount is not an option.
Option 2.If you have decided topreventthe formation of this labor union in your company, what are some actions that you will take?But your actionshave tobe within the legalboundary. For example, killing employees who are trying to form a union should not be your option.