In order for the University of Phoenix to become unionized, there are several steps that must be followed for effectiveness. The employees are already aware that their pay and shifts are non-negotiable and therefore, have little to no voice in their workplace. Therefore, a union may help them bridge the gap “between the pay, benefits, and other conditions of employment that employees actually receive versus what they believe they should receive” (Noe, 2008).
Step one of becoming unionized; the employees interested must build a committee to lead the actions. This committee consists of co-workers that represent the workplace. “Building a strong inside organizing committee is critical to building the majority support that you will need to establish your union” (How to organize a union, 2014).
The second step in becoming unionized is to publicize how the union would benefit the organization. According to Human resource management: Gaining a competitive advantage, there are several campaigns that will assist the committee in truly convincing the rest of the University of Phoenix employees that a union is necessary. Some of these concerns are that a “Union will prevent unfairness and will set up a grievance procedure and seniority system, a union will improve unsatisfactory wages, a union strength will give employees voice in wages, working conditions, a union, not outsider, bargains for what employees want, and a union has obtained gains elsewhere” (Noe, 2008).
The third step in becoming unionized is to vote for the union using union cards. According to Noe, “at the most general level, the NLRB holds a union representation election if at least 30 percent of employees in the bargaining unit sign authorization cards” (Noe, 2008). In addition, “if over 50 percent of the employees sign authorization cards, the union may request that the employer voluntarily recognize it. If 50 percent or fewer of the employees sign, or if the employer refuses to recognize...