Do your palms sweat before talking with your Business Agent? Try this…
The key to avoid these costly arbitrations and protect your bargaining gains is to train your supervisors.
|“Thank God they didn’t hand this out to supervisors at my shop. It would have made me totally ineffective.” That’s what a former UAW Steward said about this “secret weapon” – but I’m getting ahead of myself. Is your company trapped in an unproductive relationship with your union? Chances are, you’ve experienced the following:
Supervisors who don’t know these strategies are killing your business.
Untrained managers destroy hard-won gains at the bargaining table. It happens in a heartbeat. They unwittingly create costly past practices that erode your contract and kill your business. The bottom line: an improved relationship with your union can increase profits. An average arbitration case costs a company more than $15,000 in legal fees, lost time and productivity.
With this “secret weapon” your managers will learn:
- An almost magic, little-known way to make even the most hard-nosed union rep want to work with you. This tactic works especially well with “hard case” business agents (who many times actually want to work with you).
- What your union rep is afraid to admit that is costing your business a fortune each year.
- How to discipline problem employees by proving you have “just cause” – without a visit to an arbitrator.
- Settle a grievance fast using this trick from a former Chicago union official.
Managing the Union Shop is an easy-to-read guide written in non-technical language that fits in a pocket. Order one for every front-line manager and supervisor. With this basic information at their fingertips, your managers & supervisors are armed to avoid bad past practice and create favorable past practice – saving you potentially thousands of dollars. Order your copy today!