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What is the name of the federal agency that conducts elections to determine if employees wish to be represented by a labor union? The National Labor Relations Board is the name of the federal agency that conducts elections. 2. If the hospital became upset at Sylvia for daring to request to the HR Director that the hospital increase its sick leave benefits and terminated her employment on the ground that she was a "troublemaker" would Sylvia have any legal grounds upon which to challenge her termination? Assume that she was terminated before she first contacted the union? Please explain your answer. In the event that she is fired before actually contacting the union officials, the hospital could easily make an argument that she had been terminated for legitimate reasons, as they could not use union contact to determine her employment status. The hospital could in fact terminate her employment and the most Sylvia could do, would be to ask how she had been a troublemaker. 3. Was the hospital correct that it was not obligated to bargain with the union over how much paid sick leave the employees should be entitled to? If not, please explain why the hospital was incorrect. The hospital was incorrect with regards to not being obligated to bargain over paid sick leave. According to the National Labor Relations Act, the union and company are obligated to bargain over wages, hours, and other working conditions. 4. Did the union have a legal right to threaten strike to the employer? If so, explain why, and also explain what kind of strike it would be. The union absolutely has the legal right to strike against the employer, assuming there is not a no-strike clause in the contract and assuming that some or all of the negotiations had broken down. Employees need to have legitimate reason to strike, and be legally covered to do so. 5. After the union won the election,…...

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