Collective Bargaining Strategies
1 hour 5 minutes
Gain an understanding of the terms used within collective bargaining and strategies for effective labor negotiations.
Unionized employers have a legal obligation to bargain with the unions representing their employees. But, these employers often do not understand how to effectively implement collective bargaining strategies that will assist them in negotiating and reaching a favorable agreement with the unions while considering the nuances in the federal laws that govern collective bargaining. This material equips employers involved in collective bargaining with knowledge of the applicable federal laws, important terms, and strategies for effective labor negotiations. The content also explains methods for analyzing union proposals and gathering data that will assist employers in making offers and counteroffers and is critical for unionized employers because it will assist them in developing strategies for successful labor negotiations.
• You will be able to define key collective bargaining concepts, including mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining, impasse, strikes, and lockouts.
• You will be able to describe the federal laws that govern labor negotiations.
• You will be able to discuss and implement strategies for effective labor negotiations.
• You will be able to identify traits of successful negotiators and incorporate those traits into your collective bargaining strategies.