Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Case Study


In this chapter we are discussing a case study on unions and the bargaining process. The labor or trade union is a very broad organization of workers dedicated to help protect the right of members that are associated with the Union as far as their interest in improving wages and work conditions. Unions are sorta like a democracy. They hold elections for different positions on the behalf of other members. It all starts with the bargaining unit. This particular group is represented by a union dealing with employment. The employees must be recognized by their employer or a majority of workers in the bargaining unit need to vote for representation. It is legal for employers to persuade their employees not to join the union and vice versa for unions to threaten employees into joining.
Relationships, Problems, and Relationship Differences in the Public Sector
The Relationship between the City Management and Unions were that they shared a common goal to band together to protect the employees’ rights. A lot of effective unions representatives partner with management to achieve different company goals. The problem could be poor attendance and waning the Morales in this industry. There are united because they are partnerships that would like to bring more solutions to the table. When union representatives and managers partner up both of the parties benefit from each other. But these two partnerships are not easily bonded together and it takes some hard work and dedication. Thankfully the mangers and reps see to it that these two get bonded together,
The problems with these relationships were that they needed to avoid overcoming a “complexed them” mentality to more so engage the union as a business partner. They need to realize that it would be more helpful to work with them and not against them. If there is a problem the employee needs to take it to the union leaders so they can help determine a solution and the only...