The day has come…union officials are now able to represent your employees. The workforce voted to unionize! Now what? Taking on the task of developing and maintaining a collective bargaining agreement is nothing to fear! This course is for HR professionals who need to understand the basics of a collective bargaining agreement process and its enforcement in the United States. The lessons will provide an introduction to the world of U.S. labor relations including a review of specific terms and labor law. Labor relations is a fun topic but it could be a little scary for those who are new to it. Take this course and put your mind at ease.
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Module: Enforcing an Agreement
Mediation brings us back to the integrative process when we work to separate the people from the problem. We want to develop options for mutual gains and discuss them.
If both parties are at an impasse, agreeing to disagree, a mediator can come into the negotiation session to help resolve the problem. For example, with healthcare, the union gives proposal and management can’t let go of its own proposal. They don't want to pay for the insurance. This is the only thing that's getting in the way of negotiating the agreement to completion. The parties can bring in a mediator to sit with them. The parties sit in different rooms and the mediator goes back and forth between them to find middle ground.
Mediation is very effective if both parties agree to it. If they don't agree to it, there's no harm because there's no agreement.
Management can propose their last and final on this issue. The union can then either ratify it and agree to it or they can take an action of striking and management can lockout.
Mediation is a very important process to try to get both parties to agree before the last and final proposal that could lead to a strike or lockout.
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As an accomplished professional with over 20 plus years of practice in all facets of organizational operations, Matthew’s expertise includes training and development, labor relations, and organizational development, in addition to the recruitment and selection of competent human capital.
Matthew graduated from Nichols College, with a BA in Industrial Organizational Psychology; and also obtained both an...