Does it seem like management thinks it can change the contract whenever it wants to? Here’s what to do when the boss wants to make major changes outside of contract negotiations.
It doesn’t seem right that management can try to make major changes outside of negotiations. Not too long ago an employer would have had to wait for contract negotiations, but its been a long time since there has been a “worker friendly government” and the NLRB keeps giving management more leeway.
What should the union do when the employer announces a new policy or changes an old policy or past practice?
UE has put together this collection of resources for doing political education about "right-to-work" and building effective unions in "right-to-work" conditions.
A strike is always our last resort. As UE members we know that there are hundreds of ways to put pressure on an employer to settle a good contract. But the strike — or the threat of one — remains the single most powerful inducement to force employers to deal with the demands of workers. Remember - only your local membership can decide to strike - not UE Officers, staff or workers from other locals or shops.