Module 3 Discussion
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Objective: Evaluate the effect of organizational ethics and ethics programs on stakeholders.
The UAW auto workers union has had a number of financial and ethical scandals made public in the last couple of years. As the result of these scandals the UAW has implemented several new ethical reforms, which are summarized in these two websites:

Ethics


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https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UAW_Ethics_Hotline_Overview.pdf
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The UAW has also had ethical codes in its constitution since the 1950’s, long before these scandals became public:
https://uaw.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UAW-Ethical-Practices-Codes.pdf
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Lawrence and Weber discuss the building of ethical safeguards at some length. Using the framework in Lawrence and Weber, do you believe the UAW’s efforts at building an ethical organization are sufficient? Why or why not? Are there elements of an ethical program that are missing? Is there anything the UAW is doing especially well? Does culture play a role in organizational ethics?
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