Written Assignment 2 (25 points) 4 pages or more, not including cover or References pages

Written Assignment 2 (25 points) 4 pages or more, not including cover or References pages

You have been hired by XYZ as a consultant. They are currently facing a union organizing campaign. You have been asked to write a briefing memo for senior management. Your memo must address:

a. What are the basic differences, from the employer’s viewpoint, in operating in a union-free environment vs. a unionized environment?

b. What are management representatives permitted to say and do during the campaign? What, if any, actions or statements are prohibited?

In responding, you must use three references. They should be from a scholarly journal or credible news source from within the past three years.

RUBRIC FOR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 2

Criteria 1 Exceeds Expectations 5 points Meets Expectations 4 points Meets Some Expectations 3 points Does Not Meet Expectations  2 points Not Included 0 points
Organization

(maximum of 5 points)

Arranges ideas clearly and logically to support the purpose or argument; ideas flow smoothly and are effectively linked; reader can follow the line of reasoning Arranges ideas adequately to support the purpose or argument; links between ideas are generally clear; reader can follow the line of reasoning for the most part Arranges ideas adequately, in general, although ideas sometimes fail to make sense together; reader remains fairly clear about what writer intends Arranges ideas illogically; ideas frequently fail to make sense together; reader cannot identify a line of reasoning and becomes frustrated or loses interest  
Criteria 3 Exceeds Expectations 15 points Meets Expectations 12 points Meets Some Expectations 9 points Does Not Meet Expectations  4 points Not Included 0 points
Content

(maximum of 15 points)

Gives very specific information. Addressed all of the assignment components. Clearly illustrates critical and reflective thinking. Well thought-out response. Contains specific information. Addressed all of the assignment components. Is relatively detailed. Shows some critical and reflective thinking. Relatively well thought-out response. Has some specific information. Addressed many of the assignment components. Not detailed. Poorly thought-out response. Is vague and does not address all assignment components. No evidence of having given the assignment real thought.  
Criteria 3 Exceeds Expectations 5 points Meets Expectations 4 points Meets Some Expectations 3 points Does Not Meet Expectations  2 points Not Included 0 points
Mechanics, references and APA Execution is excellent. No grammar or writing errors. Reads easily. Is well organized. Includes two additional scholarly, relevant sources. Well executed. Few grammar or writing errors. Reads easily.  Is fairly well organized. Sources are either not all scholarly or not all relevant. Execution is poor. Many grammar or writing errors. Hard to read. Poorly organized. Falls short of the required length for the assignment. Very poorly written. Very difficult to read. No organization is evident. Reads like a last minute effort.  

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