The Zinnia and Service Workers Local H-56

A Collective Bargaining Simulation
© John W. Budd, 2008

The Zinnia

This is a collective bargaining simulation created by John W. Budd for use in labor relations courses. The collective bargaining agreement (contract, for short) between The Zinnia, a 300-room hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Local H-56 of the International Union of Service Workers and Allied Employees expires soon [as specified by your instructor]. Participants must explore the The Zinnia's website and Local H-56's website to learn about the environment and their priorities and constraints. Bargaining can take place in person or if the instructor arranges, via e-mail, chat, or instant messaging.



John W. Budd
Industrial Relations Center
3-300 Carlson School of Management
University of Minnesota
329 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0438
jbudd @
Earlier versions of The Zinnia

This simulation accompanies my textbook, Labor Relations: Striking a Balance, 3/e (McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2010), but can also be used by other interested instructors.