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Union Tactics

Two of the most powerful union tactics, or tools, that organized labor has to promote their members' interests, are collective bargaining and strikes. Unions rely on the collective bargaining process and power in numbers to influence change in what they deem to be unfair management policies. Collective bargaining is viewed as a labor organizing tactic with goals of reducing stress, improving working conditions or unfair labor practices, developing pay scales and changing policies.

However, these union tactics don't always play out without issue. When these strategies are unsuccessful, and management can't achieve an agreement at the collective bargaining table, the union may turn to a strike to slow or even halt production to the point where management must bend to meet the union's needs. Whether these strikes are offensive or defensive, there are costs and impacts associated with both.

Echelon understands that your bottom line can't take a hit in the event that a situation like this occurs, and we want to work with you to ensure that your business does not skip a beat if it does. Our team possesses an in-depth knowledge of labor law and union contracts, and can work with you to circumvent union tactics and potentially resolve any issues that may arise.

Echelon will take the extra time to assess your company’s specific needs, and in turn you will be provided a quality consultation. For information on these services, please send us an email and let us know how we can help you.