Company wide bargaining multiple bargaining units

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Company-wide bargaining= multiple bargaining units under one contract Labor Relations Board determines which subjects fall under the law Negotiation Skills Doesn’t hurry Understands necessity of compromise Sets clear objectives Listen s actively Is firm but fair Contr ols Is prepared Remains flexible Examines why the other side acts the way it does
emotions Topics Considered by Both Sides During Bargaining Activity Best alternative to a negotiated agreement (BATNA) Considers timing Wants leverage Researches employer finances/industry economics/ national and global economy Surveys members of union or employers survey supervisors Monday, October 2 Bargaining Issues (what union and management negotiate about and cover in the collective bargaining agreement) Readings: Negotiating an Agreement, pgs 199-215 Subjects of bargaining 1. Mandatory subjects E.g. wages, benefits, hours, working conditions… only mandatory subjects can be bargained to impasse 2. Non-mandatory (permissive) subject s E.g. change pensions of already retired employees, employer-provided child care, continuation of past cba, etc. Does not have to be bargained in good faith by both sides 3. Illegal subjects E.g. featherbedding, discrimination, whistleblowing, etc. Bargaining Issues A. Wages/ Salaries 1. Basic compensation - wages per hour Cut off for mandatory overtime - anything above 47,000 you are not entitled to overtime pay 2. Pay for time not worked Ex: maternity leave 3. Premium pay Ex: night shifts Overtime Holiday pay (for working) Shift differential B. Benefits 1. Health insurance 2. Pensions Social security is a government provided pension
Defined benefit (guaranteed income) Defined contribution (401k) 3. Other Life insurance Tuition reimbursement Wellness program - ex: on sight workout facility , nutritional advice, lifestyle improvement advice A. Institutional Issues 1. Union security An agreement between employer and union that everyone covered by the union had to pay their fair share of union representation 2. No strike/ no lockout 3. Management rights what management can do that is not in the agreement D. Due Process 1. Just cause clause Employees can only be disciplined or discharged for just (or just and proper) cause Employees can only be discharged for valid reason 2. Grievance Procedure Including arbitration Most important thing that a union and employer negotiate because it is the way that the contract is enforced Wednesday, October 4 Impasse (when union and management fail to reach an agreement in collective bargaining and sometimes work stops) Readings: Strikes, pgs 215-235 Strikes 101 Impasse A bargaining impasse occurs when the parties are unable to move further toward settlement Strike National Labor Relations Act recognizes two types of strikes: Economic Strike Employees withhold their labor in an attempt to put economic pressure on the employer
Employee is not entitled to reinstatement if the employer filled the job with a permanent

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