Contract Campaign Research:
What Problems Have Members Had on the Job?
Preparation for a contract campaign should include a systematic review of past grievances and workers’ problems on the job. Through this investigation you may discover major problems that you didn’t know about at all or didn’t realize were so widespread or of such deep concern.
As time approaches to establish bargaining goals you should...
Union Bargaining Techniques and Mechanics
The following pages are adapted from the SEIU Contract Campaign Manual originally produced by the American Labor Education Center. Descriptions of legal issues and rights are for background only and are no substitute for legal advice from an attorney. These pages cover…
The Negotiating Team
Joint Bargaining with Other Unions
Legal Requirements for Bargaining
Training Members on Unfair labor Practices
Filing Unfair Labor Practice Charges
Making a Campaign Issue of ULPs
Drafting Contract Language
Bargaining to Organize
Establishing the Bargaining Relationship
Preparing and Presenting an Opening Package
The Psychology of Negotiating
The Role of the Caucus
Taking Notes During Bargaining
Breaking a Deadlock at the Table
Factfinding, Mediation, and Arbitration
The Last Days of Bargaining
Successful strikes depend primarily on having a strategy to put pressure on the real decision makers both at the worksite and beyond it and to build public support based on linking your goals to the public interest. This tip sheet deals not with those big strategic questions but with the mechanics of running a strike.