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Unformatted text preview: that the employer now had some control over the rate of work as opposed to in the past when workers simply picked melons without conveyer belts and used a piece rate system. The ALRB decided that it was ok for Lu-ette to change how they wanted workers to pick melons without talking it over with the union since they were not firing workers but that they should have talked with the union about what sorts of changes they should make over the effects. That is, they needed to discuss remuneration since the compensation system changed from piece rates to hourly wages. The last case is Valdora and in this case they simply shut down their economically costly packaging center to save money while also eliminating jobs. Valdora was only required to bargain over the effects, which it offered to do. The union brought an 1153e charge anyway but the ALRB dismissed it....
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- Spring '08