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Understanding your collective bargaining agreement is the first step to successful, effective management in a unionized work environment. This on-site class is customized to raise awareness of the implications of the language in your organization’s collective bargaining agreement. Participants will receive a comprehensive review of your collective bargaining agreement and gain an understanding of management’s rights and limitations associated with the union contract.


  • An overview of the collective bargaining process
  • Highlights from the most recent negotiations
  • Summary of changes from the expired agreement
  • Summary of the specific provisions of your agreement, including:
    • Management rights
    • Union rights
    • Union stewards and business agents
    • Wages and overtime
    • Discipline and discharge for just cause
    • Grievance process and arbitration
    • Seniority
    • Leaves of absence
    • Implications of past practice
    • Other provisions of importance
  • Guidelines for managing within your agreement

Who Should Attend

All levels of management tasked with enforcing and managing the unionized workforce operating under a collective bargaining agreement

On-site Option

This class is offered exclusively  as an on-site program tailored to an individual organization. The class is recommended after a first contract is reached or following completion of subsequent negotiations.


Employers Council staff attorney


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​Class Details

This customized class is available exclusively as an on-site program. Contact our on-site training coordinator for more information and to schedule your training!

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Course ID #LABOR105

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