HR Competencies

  • HR Expertise


To provide participants with a better understanding of the common issues that arise when managing employees in a union environment. This informative class focuses on the unique legal challenges supervisors face when operating under a union contract. Participants will examine the parameters of the union contract as it pertains to management rights, past practice, just cause termination, and grievance and arbitration administration. Participants will learn to initiate and implement good management practices that foster a positive relationship with the union and its employees.


  • Understanding the unionized environment, including collective bargaining and the NLRA
  • Conflicts between management rights and collective bargaining provisions
  • Establishing the seven elements of just cause
  • Effective grievance and arbitration administration
  • Preventing and defending unfair labor practice charges
  • The dangers of inconsistent enforcement and “past practice”
  • Weingarten rights and union representation
  • Review of recent Board decisions relevant to managing in a union environment

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, managers, and human resources specialists who work in a union environment


Employers Council staff attorney


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0.35 Continuing Education Units
3.25 HRCI-General
Course ID #LEGL127

Class Details

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