Major League Soccer Players Union

Research Writing Assignment

  • ? To develop a greater insight into the motivation of employees, employers and society
    who may or may not desire unionization.
  • ? To gain a factual and practical knowledge for the organizational structure of unions and
    the expectations of their membership.
  • ? To gain a greater understanding for the procedures and processes that is a part of
    organized labor (campaigning, certification, collective bargaining, negotiation, dispute
    resolution, etc.).
    Assignment Outline:
    Students will research and submit an analytical paper detailing a national collective bargaining

group or organization.

  1. 1) Students will select a representative organization from either the private or public
    sectors of the U.S. economy. A list of pre-approved labor organizations will be provided
    by the instructor for student review and selection.
  2. 2) Organizational selection is on a first come basis. Research approval for a specific
    organization, removes that labor group from consideration by other students.
  3. 3) Students will then pursue research of their organization to develop and submit a
    detailed, analytical profile report (with data) for grading by the instructor.
  4. 4) Research papers are to follow a standard layout (title page, table of contents and
    bibliography required).
  5. 5) Research papers should be 5 or more pages in length (excluding title page and
    bibliography). There will be no grade penalty for reports exceeding the minimum length
  6. 6) Students should follow standard APA formatting, using 12 Pt. Times New Roman font,
    standard margin settings and no more than 1.5 line spacing. Deviation from this
    standard will result in a ten (10) point reduction toward the final report grade.

7) Research papers should include (but are not limited to) the following content sections:

  • ? Informative Abstract (250 words or more)
  • ? Historical Background (Identify and Include Present Leadership)
  • ? Principles / Philosophy of the Organization (Why does this group exist?)
  • ? Organizational Structure (Current national, regional and state structure)
  • ? Current Organizational Membership (In decline or increasing – why?)
  • ? Labor / Political Involvement (Does membership engage in or support political

    candidates and platforms at national, state level or both?)
  • ? Organizing Methodology
  • ? Reflection (Explain what you learned from this writing assignment, what insights

    you have gained regarding Labor Relations and how you may use this knowledge
    in the future. 250 words or more)

    Each section should include a separate heading along with any charts or graphics
    required. Quotes or references to sources outside of the course textbook must include
    a reference(s) in APA format. Use of professional language, style and correct spelling
    will be evaluated as well as content.
    The completed writing assignment will consist of a first draft (worth 25 pts.) and a final paper
    (worth 100 pts.).
    Reference Sources:
  • ? Students should cite at least five (5) or more reference sources
  • ? Only assessable reference articles, materials and texts to the instructor will be allowed
    (location maybe requested).
  • ? Internet sources are acceptable, with Internet address provided in reference listing.
  • ? Wikipedia is not an acceptable academic research source and will not be recognized as
  • ? The course textbook is acceptable as a material source, but will not be counted toward
    the reference requirement.
  • ? All reference sources must include a citation in APA format.

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