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Employees' voting to decertify a union

Compare and contrast the factors the might contribute to employees' voting to decertify a union.

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1. Compare and contrast the factors that might contribute to employees' voting to decertify a union.

Decertification basically means getting rid of a Union for various reasons. Generally, it happens when a majority of employees no longer support the union or don't want the union to represent them. If employees can prove this, they can decertify the union. But, there are a few rules that need to be followed (http://www.labourwatch.com/faqs/employee/ca/how-do-i-decertify-a-union.php). In other words, a "decertification election has only one purpose and effect: to remove the union as the "exclusive bargaining representative" of the employees" (http://www.nrtw.org/decertification-election).

"Under the National Labor Relations Act, if 30% or more of the employees in a bargaining unit sign a Decertification Petition, the National Labor Relations Board will conduct a secret ballot election to determine if a majority of the employees wish to decertify the union and stop it from any further "exclusive representation." If the petitioning employees win that election, then the company becomes nonunion and all employees are free to bargain on their own, and ...

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Compares and contrasts the factors the might contribute to employees' voting to decertify a union. References are provided.

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