- Access and Read the Case: (BCLRB No. B158/93)
- Summarize the Case by o utlining the basic facts (in approximately 4-6 sentences) that explain what this case is about. You may use point form as long as you are able to clearly convey the basic facts of the case.
- Briefly explain the overall position taken by the Union and by the Employer (in approximately 4-6 sentences). You do not need to explain the positions taken for each individual employee mentioned in this case.
- Summarize the LRB’s Analysis and Reasoning for the categories of employees it was asked to adjudicate. NOTE: Your summary should include an explanation as to HOW the LRB reached its conclusions not simply WHAT its conclusions were. This should be the most detailed section of your summary.
- Student Analysis
- Explain why this case was important to: (a) the Union; (b) the Employer (in approximately 4-6 sentences).
- What does this case help you to understand about the LRB, the LR Code and the certification process?
- Stepping away from this case in particular, explain in your own words how the relationship and the dynamic between members of the management team and other non-union employees often change with newly unionized employees after certification (in approximately 4-6 sentences).
Format and Helpful Hints for a Successful Case Study
- Use clear headings for each of the sections above.
- Ensure that you have answered the question asked of you.
- The art of summarizing is an important skill. A simple way to ensure you’ve captured the critical components is to write as if your audience has never read the case before. You should review your work to confirm that someone unfamiliar with the issue or the law will be able to follow your summary.
- Ensure your work is well-written, proofread and appropriately concise. (The sentence guidelines given above should help limit the length of your work.)
- Recognize that the Student Analysis section is designed to give you a chance to show your understanding of the material and apply your knowledge.