Labor Relations


Labor relations can be very difficult. However, the degree of difficulty can vary at certain levels of government because there is no right to strike at the federal level, while unions at the state and local levels sometimes have that right. Moreover, at times you deal with union officials who are members of the workforce, while at other times, you may deal with individuals who are actually employed by the union. Although this chapter cannot possibly cover every type of labor situation you may encounter, it is intended to provide you with an understanding of the key issues from both management’s and the union’s perspective.

Far too often, management tends to see the union as a minor annoyance or, in some cases, ...

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