21st centurylaborunions organizing

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Unformatted text preview: grievances. Release time for shop stewards to inform workers of contractual rights and handling grievances. • NLRA forbids featherbedding clauses — mandating unnecessary workers. • Grievance procedure — workers’ right to impartial hearing if a dispute cannot be settled by direct negotiation. 21st Century Labor Unions… COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (CONTINUED) Strikes • Most important mechanisms through which unions press their claims. • In 2003, only 14 strikes in U.S. that involved over 1,000 workers. (Lost time represented 0.01% of total time worked by the labor force.) • Benefits won by union members directly influence wages and working conditions of non‐unionized workers. • Many large non‐union companies keep wages and benefits comparable to those in 21st Century Labor Unions… COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (CONTINUED) Strikes (Continued) • Non‐union workers directly benefit from the struggles and sacrifices of union workers — they pay no dues and never risk their jobs in a strike. • In recent years, workers increasingly r...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SOC 313 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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