Prepare for the Collective Bargaining Process With the Union

Key Points

  • The employer, including one determined to be a joint employer by the National Labor Relations Board, must make a good faith effort in the negotiations process.
  • One of the first and most important things an employer should do in preparing to enter into negotiations with the union is to set and prioritize its goals. For instance, an employer should determine the maximum wage/benefit increase it can provide to the union.
  • The employer must provide the union with all information that is available, relevant, able to be compiled in a reasonable manner and not classified as confidential. The employer is also obligated to meet with the union at reasonable times in reasonable locations.

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