CASE ANALYSIS: EFFECTIVENESS OF LABOR UNIONS IN AVIATIONEffectiveness of Labor Unions in AviationMerriam Webster defines effectiveness as:(1a) Producing a decided, decisive, or desired effect 'an effective policy' (1b) Impressive, striking (2) Ready for service or action (3) Actual 'the need to increase effective demand for goods' (4) being in effect; operative 'the tax becomes effective next year'The examples that Merriam Webster uses to illustrate effectiveness are:It's a simple, but effective technique. He gave an effective speech. These commercials were extremely effective as marketing tools, but we now know that chocolate swimming pools and candy-coating showers play no part in the manufacture of real M&M's. Instead, the ellipsoid chocolate centers of plain M&M's are formed by machines. -David Owen, Atlantic, October 1988If you choose this topic, address the following in your Case Analysis report: Keeping the definition of effectiveness in mind, locate a journal article that addresses a specific aviation labor union. You may wish to find additional sources that address the same organization. Then, analyze the effectiveness of the union. Be sure to include the membership trends' impact and their ability to maintain fair and equitable employee treatment. Keep the following in mind as you complete the assignment: Is effectiveness a measure (intrinsic, extrinsic, or both), a value, or an identity? 1 ASCI 327 Aviation Workforce Management in a Global Environment Case Analysis Guidelines The case analysis approach is intended to compliment other course activities with current, real time occurrences and issues within the aviation maintenance management industry. What you have here are guidelines to conduct an analysis. You should consider them base line requirements; you
may elaborate to any extent you wish. However, part of the exercise is for you
to express yourself efficiently and effectively. You do not need to be verbose.
State the facts, as you see them, clearly and concisely.
This case analysis process may also be considered a decision making exercise.
All good decisions are based upon a thorough evaluation of a problem or an
issue. What are the causal factors, what are the consequences, does the
problem warrant immediate action, what might that action be, and what priority
should be assigned to it? Many times decisions are based upon limited
resources. Rarely do managers have unlimited resources at their disposal to
deal with the problem at hand. The best decisions lie somewhere between
limited and unlimited resources, reality and imagination.
The analysis that you submit must meet the minimum criteria set forth here.
Alternative actions and the recommendation are mutually exclusive. The
alternative actions that you present must be based upon a combination of what is
available to you in the periodical and any additional resources. The
recommendation that you present should be based upon your experiences and
your imagination. Please keep in mind that the alternatives
and distinctly different than the recommendation. The overall intent is that you
have provided upper management with all the information they need to make the
It will be your responsibility to find a periodical for analysis. It is imperative that it
is related to the topic provided. The article must be current, preferably published
within the preceding twelve months. You must cite all sources. This gives
credibility to your work. At the end of your analysis, on a separate page, you must
provide a reference list for your sources in accordance with the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), sixth edition, second
The following guidelines have evolved over time and they are based on the