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Collective Bargaining: How Unions Form

Can you please explain the following topic. Explain the process of how a union forms in an organization and what happens during the process of collective bargaining (the negotiation of the union contract).

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Let's take a closer look at proposed steps for forming the union and what happens during the collective bargaining process.

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I. Explain the process of how a union forms in an organization.

There are some initial steps before actually taking active steps to creating the union. Here are three steps that will get the employees, who are interested in joining a union, started:

(1) Know their rights. The employee(s) need to understand that the federal and state laws guarantee the right to form unions! These rights include such things as "eligible employees have the right to express their views on unions, to talk with their co-workers about their interest in forming a union, to wear union buttons, to attend union meetings and in many other ways to exercise their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and freedom of association." (http://www.aflcio.org/joinaunion/how/howto.cfm) However, many employees to not care about these laws and strongly resist their employees' efforts to gain a voice at work through unionization. Therefore, ti is important to get in touch with a union that will help organize even before starting to talk union.

(2) Find out which union is right for them. When forming a union at work, the employee(s) require the backup and hands-on help from the union they want to join. To learn this, unless the worker(s) already know, they need to research the different unions by visiting their websites (for unions affiliated with the AFL-CIO click http://www.aflcio.org/aboutus/unions/index.cfm) enabling the contact of the right person to help form a union. In communities across the country, ...

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This solution explains the process of how a union forms in an organization and what happens during the process of collective bargaining (the negotiation of the union contract).

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