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Unions and non unions and bargaining power

Bargain Powers

In a brief statement, describe how the negotiation interests of the employee and the employer interact in the bargaining environment with the understanding that the employee may or may not be represented by a union. Who has more bargaining power in what types of situations?

Bargaining Factors

Describe one factor that would help unions win at the bargaining table

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1. In all negotiating environments it is perception of the people involved that is most important. Employees and employers are bound by the needs of the company and the success of the company. However, there are other factors. For employees there is the need to make a living wage. But inclusive with this is the special skills, the talents, the education, and value of those attributes that make the employee more or less valued. For the employee with limited skills or skills that are more common among a greater population, the value is limited and the company holds the upper hand. If the employee is a Dr. of Microbiology with a specialty in sea grass, the environmental company the doctor works for may have a problem replacing him/her. Additionally, the costs of replacing the employee including but not limited to the search costs, training, wage and ...

Solution Summary

A discussion on the bargaining/negotiation advantages in both union and non union bargaining sessions.