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Union
An organization that represents employee’s
interests to management on such issues as wages,
work hours, and working conditions
National Labor Relations Act (1935) – Management Activities
• Interfering with, restraining, or coercing employees to
keep them from unionizing or bargaining
• Dominating or interfering with the formation or
administration of a union
• Discriminating against an employee to discourage union
membership
• Discharging or otherwise discriminating against an
employee who has filed charges or given testimony
under the act’s provisions
• Refusing to bargain collectively
Taft Hartley Act (1947)
• Restraining or coercing employees in the exercise of their
rights guaranteed under the act
• Causing or attempting to cause an employer to discriminate
against an employee who is not a member of a labor union
• Refusing to bargain in good faith
• Secondary boycotts
• Charging employees excessive or discriminatory union dues
• Causing an employer to pay for services that are not
performed
Increased Wages from Unionization and increased ____.
Porductivuty
Why do employees join?
• Higher wages & benefits
• Greater job security
• Influence work rules
• Being upset with management
• Compulsory membership
The union’s best ally is ...
bad management
Could I be required to join a union?
• Union shop
• Agency shop
• Open shop
Does Ga require you to join a union?
is a right tow ork state
When do labor & management bargain?
• When a union is first formed
• When a contract is getting ready to expire
Cannot strike with contract in place

Lock out and strike- both no contract exists
What do managment and unions have to agree on?
Wages
Base pay rates
Overtime pay
rates
Retirement
benefits
Health benefits
Travel pay
Pay incentives

Hours
Overtime
Holidays
Vacation
Shifts
Flextime
Parental leave

Employment Conditions
Layoffs
Promotions
Seniority provisions
Safety rules
Work rules
Grievance procedures
Union shop
Job descriptions
What if we can’t agree on contract
terms?
• If we want help in agreeing on terms . . .
• Mediation
• Arbitration
• If no contract exists (expired) . . .
• Economic Strike
• Lockout & replacement workers
• No disciplinary action against striking workers
We have a contract now what?
• Making the contract work
• Educate everyone (supervisors & labor) in what
the new contract covers and how it will be
implemented
• Grievances
• Develop the procedure in accordance with the
contract
• Educate employees on what issues can be
aggrieved
Management and Labor must live by the rules
negotiated in the contract.
If dispute,
• Start at lowest level
with supervisor, labor
relations specialist, and
shop steward
• If no agreement, then
follow the contract’s
appeals process.
Wildcat Strike &/or Illegal lockout