9-12-07_Notes - Labor Law: Under NLRA (as amended) unions...

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Labor Law: Under NLRA (as amended) unions have a “duty of fair representation” Once union is certified by NLRB, union has a duty to represent all the workers in the bargaining unit (as specified by NLRB) even if they are not members of the union— particularly in an open shop. This frustrates unions in right-to-work states. Non-union members are called free-riders b/c they have the right to file grievances without paying union dues. So non union members can take advantage of grievance procedures. Social and Economic Environment: Important in deciding which side has more leverage health/level of profitability of company—extremely profitable companies, insulated from competition have increased total power of both unions and employer. The greater the market power of the firm, the higher the profits— both sides benefit from this situation But relative power is determined by: Economic context: Determinant of employer strike leverage: 1) Impact on production/services: can company can arrange for replacement
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