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William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies

The UNION's CONTINUING DUTY to BARGAIN with MANAGEMENT


Too many leaders in Nebraska do not fully understand the concept of the "continuing duty to bargain." Too many leaders falsely believe that the requirement to bargain ends when the collective bargaining labor agreement (CBA) is signed.

Even when a valid contract is in effect, both Nebraska's Commission of Industrail Relations (CIR) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) have consistently ruled that employers are prohibited from making unilateral decisions in wages, hours, and working conditions...even if the mandatory subject of bargaining is NOT specifically mentioned in the current CBA.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This class addresses decisions made by the CIR and NLRB. It is aimed at union leaders who are involved in processing grievances, but all interested union members will benefit from participating in the class.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO LEARN?
This class will explore the continuing duty to bargain over mandatory subjects of bargaining. It will detail how, when a valid CBA is in place, the union should respond if management makes a unilateral change without first coming to the union leadership to negotiate it.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
Bullet Management rights, clauses and continuing duty to bargain after a CBA has been signed.
Bullet The role of the CIR and NLRB in enforcing a valid labor agreement.
Bullet The examination of Prohibited Practices under the CIR and Unfair Labor practices under the CIR and Unfair Labor Practices under the NLRA as a remedy for management's unilateral changes in mandatory subjects of bargaining.
BulletHow to insure the union does NOT waive its right to grieve when management makes a unilateral change in a mandatory subject of bargaining.


Date/Time:
Saturday, September 28, 2013
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:
1313 Farnam Street - 227
Omaha, Nebraska

Cost:
$65 (Includes Materials and a Certificate of Completion)

Registration information:
The workshop is limited to 30 participants, so please enroll as early as possible. Applications are accepted in the order in which they are received. Registration deadline is Friday, September 20, 2013. (Substitutions may be made at any time.)

For a full tuition refund, you must cancel your registration 48 yours before the class begins.


WE CAN BE CONTRACTED TO BRING THIS PROGRAM AND OTHERS TO YOUR UNION OR CENTRAL BODY AT A CONSIDERABLE SAVINGS.

At your request, we can present most of our labor education programs at a time and location of your choice for your members. You'll save money and your union will benefit from this personal training session.

Call the William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies at (402) 595-2344 to make arrangements.

Visit our web site www.unomaha.edu/wbils and select "Workshops."

Listed below is a representative list of unions that have used the Institute’s tailored programs.

 AFSCME 2468  IBEW 22  SMWIA 3
 IAFF 385  IBT 554  TWU 233
 LiUNA 1140  Ironworkers Local 21  UA 16
 IUPA 101  NAPE/AFSCME  UA 464

Select this Link for the Registration form