Drafting the Union Contract: A Handbook for the Management Negotiator

An indispensable guide to drafting and interpreting collective bargaining agreements.

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An indispensable guide to drafting and interpreting collective bargaining agreements, discussing subjects such as strikes and lockouts, health and welfare benefits, seniority provisions, and much more. Provides complete coverage, showing the legal consequences of particular contract language.

  • Text discussion of the subject clause, with footnote references
  • Checklists for drafting clauses
  • Sample clauses and commentary, given in double-column format

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VOLUME 1
PART I FUNDAMENTALS

CHAPTER GF Legal Parameters of Good Faith Bargaining
CHAPTER OD Organizing and Drafting the Collective Bargaining Agreement
CHAPTER CO Costing the Collective Bargaining Agreement

PART II LAW, LOGIC, AND LANGUAGE
CHAPTER PR Preamble
CHAPTER 1 Union Recognition
CHAPTER 2 Management Rights
CHAPTER 2A Union Rights
CHAPTER 3 No Strikes Or Lockouts
CHAPTER 4 Union Security
CHAPTER 5 Checkoff
CHAPTER 5A Non-Discrimination
CHAPTER 6 Grievance Procedure
CHAPTER 7 Arbitration

VOLUME 2 PART II LAW, LOGIC, AND LANGUAGE (cont’d)
CHAPTER 8 Seniority
CHAPTER 9 Wages
CHAPTER 10 Hours Of Work
CHAPTER 11 Holidays
CHAPTER 12 Vacations
CHAPTER 13 Leaves Of Absence
CHAPTER 14 Health And Welfare Benefits
CHAPTER 15 Pensions
CHAPTER 16 Safety and Health
CHAPTER 17 Subcontracting or Relocation of Bargaining Unit Work
CHAPTER 18 Successors and Assigns
CHAPTER 19 Scope of Agreement

PART III ANALYSIS OF “REAL LIFE” CONTRACTS
CHAPTER SK: Skilled Services Industry Agreement
CHAPTER MFG: Manufacturing Agreement
CHAPTER EDUC: Higher Education Agreement
CHAPTER MUNI: Municipal Agreement
CHAPTER SHPBLDG: Shipbuilding Employees Agreement
CHAPTER WP: Wood Products Manufacturing Agreement
Appendix A Federal Mediation And Conciliation Service Arbitration Services 29 CFR Part 1404
Appendix B: American Arbitration Association Labor Arbitration Rules (Including Expedited Labor Arbitration Rules) Amended and Effective August 1, 2007
Appendix C Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators of Labor-Management Disputes (as amended and in effect September 2007)

Table of Cases
Table of Agency Decisions
Index