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Collective Bargaining

30 October, 2015 - 15:52

Learning Objectives

  1. Be able to describe the process of collective bargaining.
  2. Understand the types of bargaining issues and the rights of management.
  3. Discuss some strategies when working with unions.

When employees of an organization vote to unionize, the process for collective bargaining begins. Collective bargaining is the process of negotiations between the company and representatives of the union. The goal is for management and the union to reach a contract agreement, which is put into place for a specified period of time. Once this time is up, a new contract is negotiated. In this section, we will discuss the components of the collective bargaining agreement.