Collective Bargaining

wisconsin.jpgYou have probably heard the about the protests rocking the Wisconsin state capitol in Madison in the last couple of weeks over the recent budget repair bill.  In addition to requiring public workers to pay more for health insurance and their pension,  one main issue of contention is the governor’s plan to curtail the collective bargaining rights of a number of state workers.  What exactly does that mean for the state’s workers?  What are collective bargaining rights and how do unions use collective bargaining to negotiate terms of employment?
MVCC Library Books
Unions in America
Collective Bargaining as an Instrument of Social Change

More Information
US Dept of Labor: The Bargaining Table

FMCS: A Timeline of events in American Modern Labor

Labor Management Relations Glossary

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