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Seniority Influence in Promotional Decisions

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Describe the different methods by which labor agreement might consider seniority in a promotional decision.

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Employees form labor unions for many reasons: job security, treatment in the workplace, and the ability to collective bargain hours, wages and working conditions. Most unions are comprised of members with the same, or very similar job tasks - such as Engineers, Police Officers, Nurses and even Teachers. Most collective bargaining agreements (CBAs) have a salary scale in which the union members progress through the ranks based on years served. This dynamic is known as ...

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This solution is over 300 words and explains how a labor agreement, or collective bargaining agreement of unionized employees, uses seniority in a promotional process. The solution even provides a sample utilizing actual calculations of how seniority can impact which employees receive a promotion.

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