Labor Law 101 for Union Negotiators: Private Sector - ZOOM - November 30, 2023

Labor Law 101 for Union Negotiators: Private Sector - ZOOM - November 30, 2023

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A more union-oriented National Labor Relations Board has issued a flurry of decisions changing what “the law” says. Union rights have been significantly expanded in areas like illegal changes in working conditions once a contract expires, and remedies for unfair labor practices. So it's now critical for union negotiators to have a firm grasp of the changing basics of labor law so that they can hold their own at the table.

This zoom session will cover the essentials of labor law that union negotiators in the private sector need to know: understanding "good faith bargaining"; how to use legal mechanisms to force your employer to furnish information; knowing the legal implications of the “subjects of bargaining (mandatory, permissive and unlawful topics); legal and unlawful tactics that can be part of a contract campaign; and impasse resolution (mediation, imposition of “last, best offer”, and strikes and lockouts.)

Michael Mauer, your instructor, has worked as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and AFSCME, and as an attorney / negotiator with a number of unions, including serving as Director of Organizing and Services for the American Association of University Professors and Director of Collective Bargaining for SEIU. His publications include The Union Member’s Complete Guide, Welcome to the Union, and Academic Collective Bargaining.



What have past attendees said about this webinar?

“Overall outstanding workshop”

“I'm more prepared to go into my first bargaining session”

“Great presentation of foundational concepts of labor law”

“Will use this information to make sure our future bargaining teams have a solid grounding in relevant labor law before bargaining begins”


When:   November 30, 2023
Where:  Zoom
Time:     6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Cost:     $40

If you are taking this class for the first time, you may purchase The Union Member’s Complete Guide and Welcome to the Union for a 10% discount; please click here.

A Zoom link will be send one week prior to the event.