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Chapter 14

Chapter 14 - Unions


Department
Human Resources Management
Course Code
HRM 2600
Professor
Indira Somwaru
Chapter
14

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Chapter 14
Why employees unionize?
Economic needs are not being met wages, benefits
Dissatisfaction with management style, allocation of
rewards, promotions, transfers,
unfair/biased practices
Job security
Social/leadership opportunities
Steps in the organizing process
1. Employee and union rep meet to discuss unionization union rep
will seek info on employer
Wages
Working conditions
Financial situation of
company
Benefits
2. Meetings to plan organizing campaign
3. Authorization cards are signed minimum 51% desire for
unionization.
4. Application to Labour Relations Board for certification
5. Certification
6. Negotiations between employer and union for first collective
agreement
Resolution of disputes in the public and private sector
Employer/union tactics during an organizing campaign (do’s
and don’t’s)
Employer:
Do’s
Point out unfavourable aspects of a union union dues, strike
record, bad union
publicity
Stress past favourable experiences between employees and
employers
Stress competitive nature of wages and benefits
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