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Unformatted text preview: adapted to changing 21st Century Labor Unions circumstances. • Unions — Enduring part of social, economic, and political landscape of industrial societies. 7 SOC 313: Survey of Sociology of Work 21st Century Labor Unions… COLLECTIVE BARGAINING Key roles of U.S. labor unions • Negotiating wages and conditions, enforcing contracts. • On average, union workers earn 10% to 15% more than non‐union workers. • Raising wages of lowest‐paid employees protects all workers by reducing employer incentives to replace highly‐paid workers with poorly‐paid workers. • Union employees receive 24% of their total compensation in fringe benefits compared to 18% for non‐union workers. Monday, 20 September 2010 21st Century Labor Unions… COLLECTIVE BARGAINING (CONTINUED) Collective Bargaining Agreements • Open contracts typically include: Wages and benefits Overtime and shift premiums Promotion and layoff procedures Provisions for due process in discharge cases Formal procedure for handling workers...
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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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