HADM 3387 - Lecture notes 11-23- 09

HADM 3387 - Lecture notes 11-23- 09 -...

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HADM 3387 Law (Union Negotiation Cont.) 14:59 Recap Need 30% of employees to sign union cards Rules Don’t look at cards 2 reasons Law flips back and forth, Changes regularly If you are going to argue against union, you don’t want to seem as if you are  discriminating against pro-union employees Reality Union will never ask for an election if they only have 30% Management will do things to undermine union support Union wants 70-80% assuming they will get down to 50% upon vote. Union is going in with a strong majority, mgt is at a disadvantage 3 ways for MGT to deal 1 recognize union Why? Establish a good relationship Public Relations Maybe you cut a deal Slimy, but effective If you don’t think you’re gonna win, why spend money?
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You need to hire a law firm If firm is all for fighting, get a new firm 2 request election If you this, you will lose Once petition is filed, you are in “the critical period” You cannot threaten your employees You cannot interrogate employees You cannot promise anything You cannot spy on your employees You cannot solicit grievances or solicit benefits You can interrogate supervisors One on one conversations Yes/No list for every employee Supervisors will be biased If they say 70/30 it is more like 95/5 pro union If you are going to fight 1 st  strategic decision Should you contest the bargaining unit? The union doesn’t think they can win a wall to wall union MGT will try to expand bargaining unit
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“this is not an appropriate unit” Benfit  1 Less likely Union will win larger unit 2 Time Find out who is for/agains and how is on the fence Focus on the fence sitter
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