1. Why did the union react as it did when it discovered that the flower garden had been planted by the children? What were the possible justifications for the union action?
The union’s reaction to the newly planted flower garden can be attributed to the improper communication between Parks arid Recreation Department employees and the community. The workers assumed that the garden was going to become their responsibility, thus their daily tasks will be increased without the union’s consent. This fact has been the reason for the prohibitive practices complaint, filed by the union members. Their concern could be understood, since an increase in the amount of work without even a pay raise violates their initial work agreements and puts additional pressure.
2. If bargaining unit members had been laid off recently because of budget cuts, would this be important?
If some of the bargaining unit members ...