What Are Labor Negotiations Like?

Labor negotiations are like snow flakes – no two are alike. There are many factors that go into making up labor negotiations that a blanket “what are labor negotiations like” is difficult to define. The employer’s level of resistance to the union, the union’s level of understanding the employer’s business, the negotiators’ personalities on both…
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Optional Arbitration Agreements May Violate the NLRA

  As appeared in the Human Resource of Central Ohio (HRACO) monthly newsletter   Optional Employee Arbitration Agreements Allegedly Violate the NLRA When I first learned about this, I thought “Just how far will the National Labor Relations Board go to exert its influence over businesses without unions?” If you follow my articles in this newsletter…
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What Are Section 7 Rights?

One of the most important parts of the National Labor Relations Act is Section 7. This Section protects employees who engage in concerted activity. No one, myself included, disputes that employees, whether in a union or not in a union, are allowed to engage in concerted activity. The disputes arise over whether certain activity is protected concerted…
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Press Release: Do Not Hang Controversial NLRB Poster

April 17, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Employers: Do Not Hang The Controversial NLRB Poster The National Labor Relations Board created a rule that requires employers to post a notice in conspicuous places informing employees of their right to form, join, or organize a labor union. The penalties for not complying with the rule are…
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Press Release: District Court Overrules NLRB Poster Requirement

  April 16, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   District Court Overrules NLRB Poster Requirement The National Labor Relations Board created a rule that requires employers to post a notice informing employees of their right to form, join, or organize a labor union. The penalties for not complying with the rule are severe. The effective date…
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How are Union Representation Elections Conducted?

A union representation election occurs after a union organizing drive, after a union files an RC Petition, and both the union and employer campaign for the employees’ votes. Representation elections are conducted by secret ballot on the employer’s property, although some elections have been done by mail-in ballots. The election is overseen by the NLRB and scheduled…
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