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    The Union-Management Negotiations Process

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    During negotiations, the union has made a proposal that overtime will be paid at time-and-a-half for a minimum of 2 hours whenever it is assigned. The current contract states that overtime is paid at time-and-a-half only for the time worked. Negotiations have been proceeding smoothly with a give-and-take approach. The labor-management relationship does not have a history of strikes, but the company is seeing more pressure for productivity improvement and cost reductions, while the union is under pressure from its members to improve the management's respect for an individual's personal time and home life. How does a cooperative union-management relationship affect the negotiations concerning this issue?

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    A cooperative union-management relationship will affect negotiations in a very positive manner. Cooperation is a must for there to be any positive changes to any organization, ...