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What are unfair labor practices?

As an employee, it is important to be able to recognize when your employer is engaging in unfair labor practices. Being able to recognize these practices is the first step in taking action to stop them, but how can you know what an unfair practice is? When even major...

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5 ways collective bargaining helps union workers

A significant portion of a union’s power comes through collective bargaining. Used effectively, collective bargaining should help employees earn higher wages, receive decent benefits, and improve workplace safety. Workers are not the only ones who can benefit from a...

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Protections for labor unions in New York

Labor unions are typically governed by federal law, including the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which covers most unionized employees, the Railway Labor Act (RLA), which applies to the transportation industries (railroad, air, etc.), the Labor Management...

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What is labor law?

Labor law is important to understand but may be confusing to some. For that reason, workers should be familiar with common terms associated with labor law and understand what labor law is. Labor law basics Some important labor law terms to be familiar with include:...

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Does New York have right to work laws?

Traditionally, in certain workplaces that contain unions, all new hires must join the union as a condition of employment. This is so all workers who get protection from the union contribute to the union’s financial well-being. However, this is not the case in all...

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How is arguing in good faith defined?

As a union negotiates a bargain, you may wonder what tactics help facilitate effective discussions and agreements. Learning what constitutes a good faith effort can be a helpful tool when navigating labor laws. Directness According to the National Labor Relations...

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