Tag: Local 5286

Building Agreement Upon Agreement

When a UAW bargaining team heads to the table, negotiators begin with management where they left off in the last agreement.  This happens because of well-established federal labor law that holds that when a contract expires, the employer must maintain all terms and conditions of employment until a new contract is ratified or imposed if the parties are at true impasse (which means the parties were not able to reach an agreement after exhausting good faith bargaining). In practice, this means it is illegal for companies to tell workers who are organizing that they will “start from zero” when they ... Read more