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Unit 8: Study Guide Questions1.Why do employees join a union?1.Labour relations strategy For management the decision involves whether the organization will work with unions or develop non-union operations. This decision is influenced by outside forces such as public opinion and competition.For unions, the decision involves whether to resist changes in how unions relate to the organization or accept new kinds of labour-management relationships2.Negotiating contractsCollective agreement negotiations in a union setting involve decisions about pay structure, job security, work rules, workplace safety, and many other issues.3.Administering collective agreementsInvolves day to day activities in which union members and the organization’s managers may have disagreements. Issues include complaints of work rules being violated or workers being treated unfairly in particular situations. A formal grievance procedure is typically used to resolve these issues.-Most union members belong to a national or international union. These unions may be either craft or industrial unions.Craft union– labour unions whose members all have a particular skill or occupation. Craft unions areoften responsible for training their members through apprenticeships and for supplying craft workersto employers.
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