Details of UPS-Teamsters Labor Negotiations Emerge

The surge in on-line shopping necessitates an increase in demand of packaged deliveries.  This is front and center in the UPS-Teamsters Labor negotiations.  It appears that the two sides have reached a tentative agreement to create a category of drivers to handle weekend shifts. This deal calls for the company to review technological changes like the deployment of…
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Company Requesting Specific Level of Production before Wage Increases Forced to Open Books to Union

A metal processing company and the United Steel Workers (USW) were engaged in protracted negotiations in an attempt to obtain their first contract. During bargaining, the Company stated that it had to retain a specific level of production to be profitable and to improve the employees’ wages and benefits. The Union then pressed management on…
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Fox Television Stations Took a Round About but Effective Way to Reach Impasse

Fox Television Stations sought a wage reduction and other concessions from the Communications Workers of America during recent labor negotiations. When no agreement was reached by an agreed-upon deadline, Fox lawfully implemented an older contract offer much to chagrin of the CWA. Fox and the Union had been negotiating a successor agreement for two years…
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Bargaining to Impasse

Thankfully employers are not required to negotiate until they collapse on the treadmill of collective bargaining. When irreconcilable differences exist between the union and the company – after full, good faith negotiations – the law recognizes that an impasse has been reached. The National Labor Relations Board has defined impasse “as the point in time…
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Renegotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements

While planning for renegotiating an expiring collective bargaining agreement should commence many months before the contract expires, the actual face-to-face bargaining usually begins about two months before the contract terminates. Renegotiations are sometimes a smoother process than negotiating the first contract because the parties are familiar with each other and their goals. However, if the…
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Negotiating a Union Contract – Day One

You just finished a hard fought union campaign, lost, and now have to bargain with the union for a collective bargaining agreement. The next step in the process is the first day of contract bargaining with the union who now represents your employees. The election featured a lot of mudslinging and uncomfortable situations and you…
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