Consider the following quote:It is naive to believe that ethics is simply common sense, that everyone knows what doing the right thing means. No employee can understand the ethics of an organization until the association and its leaders define and communicate it (Navran, 2003).This week is focused on additional functions of human resource management. Ethics underlies many of the concepts presented. Providing a safe and healthy work environment is not only a legal requirement but an ethical requirement as well. Managing employee relations in an ethical manner is critical for maintaining integrity at organizational and managerial levels.In today’s economy, the union often plays a vital role in helping organizations treat employees with ethics and safety in mind. They focus on bargaining for wages, benefits, and job security. Your reading will examine different perspectives on the union’s role as well as the union’s agenda and goals. Think about your own perceptions of the advantages and disadvantages of unions. Now consider, from a manager’s perspective, whether unions are necessary or unnecessary in today’s global economy. Unions were originated to help ensure ethical treatment of employees and as a way to protect employee safety and health.For this Discussion, consider topics such as organizational strategies to help improve and maintain health and safety of workers and the pros, cons, and legalities of union-busting and avoidance techniques.With these thoughts in mind:Post your response by .Your post should be approximately 200250 words in length.Use the (located in this weeks Learning Resources) to develop a draft of your statement. Then, post your finalized statement to the Discussion Thread.Read a selection of your colleagues postings.to two or more of your colleagues postings in one or more of the following ways:Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting. Note what you learned and the insights you gained as a result of the comments your colleagues made.Be sure to support your work with specific citations from the Learning Resources and any additional sources.ÿThis page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the media player below.