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Flashcards in Ch. 10: Organized Labor and the Fire Officer Deck (12):
1

The range, scope, and tasks of a fire officer's supervisory activities are defined by three primary components:

- The local labor contract
- The municipality's personnel regulations
- The FD's rules, regulations, and procedures

2

What is a negotiated legal agreement between labor organization and the local jurisdiction?

a labor contract

3

What is a less powerful form of written agreement that is often used in jurisdictions where government employees do not have formal collective bargaining rights?

An MOU

4

What is a method whereby representatives of employees and employers determine the conditions of employment through direct negotiation?

collective bargaining

5

Who is a union member who is appointed or elected to be the first line of labor representation at the workplace?

shop steward

6

Who may serve as the initial labor representative when handling issues of discipline, policy, or procedures?

steward

7

What is the basis for strong, positive, and effective supervisor/employee relationship?

It is the open, honest, and constant communication between the fire officer and the FF.

8

What are successful relationships built on?

Trust, respect, and open lines of communication.

9

What is usually the root cause of almost every labor disturbance?

A failure to manage the relationship between labor and management properly.

10

What is the intervention of a neutral third party in an industrial dispute?

mediation

11

What is a dispute, claim, or complaint that any employee or a group of employees may have about the interpretation, application, or alleged violation of some provision of the labor management or personnel regulations?

a grievance

12

What is a formal structured process that is employed within an organization to resolve a grievance?

a grievance procedure