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email jadenisemtuedutitle Laymans Guide To UnionsThe stage is set and the scenario is this You have just finished your continued higher education and after careful deliberation have accepted employment from a small contractor Having traditionally run his or her company as an open shop non-union your employer poses to you your first assignment Potentially profitable new work is in the area however a stipulation is that only union-contractors or contractors following the prescribed prevailing wages may be considered Having little to no experience with unions and the potential benefits or problems that can arise the employer asks you to utilize your college education and develop some answers to his or her many questions concerning possible unionization of the company The employees have questions also Where do you beginThis situation is one that recently arose in my life and after debating the best way to handle it I have compiled the following as a short reference for those whom would like a quick and basic overview of unions and common questions of concern Sources of this information include previous classes handouts books and internet resources Due to the diversity of sources information is assumed to be free and correct however sometimes opinionated The information is basic enough to be applied to unions of many different types labor mechanics operators etc however is intended only as a no-nonsense easy to read reference and is not in any way an official document for legal use Common QuestionsHerein lies an assortment of common questions of owners and employees and simplified answers that one often encounters when discussing andor investigating unions What exactly is a unionA union is a group of employees in which a majority decide to bargain collectively to try to improve wages benefits and working conditions They can do this independently or with the help of an established labor organizationHow does one form a unionBasically you sign a union card a card that indicates that you would
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