Corporate Downsizing: Who Goes First? (15:52)
Public officials, CEOs, union leaders, professors, and journalists are brought together to play roles in an imaginary story looking at the changing American workplace; in this scenario, each panelist is a part of a company's downsizing process. The corporation is known as Heartland Industries, and the panel is moderated by Elizabeth Warren.
Temporary Workers: Problem or Solution? (06:13)
Heartland must decide whether they will hire temporary workers during the busiest season of production; Warren asks panelists if workers recently laid off by the corporation would return temporarily despite broken trust. Marge Roukema states workers once only changed careers a maximum average of two times, but now workers are expected to change careers upwards of seven times.
Unions: What Is Their Role in the New Workplace? (22:10)
Casey Sharpe argues the case for unionization in that it will serve to protect the worker's rights as well as create more trust between the managers and employees; other panelists argue unions only serve to make the workplace less efficient. Warren says the business now requests givebacks from its employees, and the panelist argues the effectiveness of a strike scenario.
Labor Relations: What Does the Future Hold? (09:47)
The company avoids a strike and works with the employees to bring in business advisors and consultants to help run the company; panelist argues whether product development should work directly with the customers. The company decides each sector will handle their own disciplinary action as a trial run for the corporation.
Credits: Job Today, Gone Tomorrow (01:28)
Credits: Job Today, Gone Tomorrow
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