15. Working with Organized Labor. Challenges. Why do employees join unions? What agencies and laws regulate labor practices? What is union organizing, collective bargaining and contract administration? What is the managerial and HR role in resolving union grievances?. What is a Union?.
Working with Organized Labor
Unions – An organization that represents employees’ interests to management on such issues as wages, work hours, and working conditions
Laws enacted to try and balance:
Five illegal labor practices:
Six unfair union labor practices:
Designed to protect union members and their participation in union affairs, allows the government to regulate union activities:
Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) - Amend the Wagner Act (NLRA)
Management chooses to view union and its employees as legitimate representatives and accepts collective bargaining as an appropriate mechanism for establishing workplace rules.
and Local Union