The Union

Unions are implemented by contracts between current or prospective employees and the union, which is an incorporated entity whose members and staff are necessarily all employees of the same company.   The union serves to combine the leverage of the employees coherently, to allow them to more effectively negotiate for improvements in working conditions and wages.

No such contract can forbid the unilateral withdrawl of a current or prospective employee from the union at any time for any or no reason.

The contract of an employee with the union usually delegates to the union the authority to negotiate on behalf of the employee in the employee's stated interests, and to announce to the employer that the employee refuses to perform some proportion of his duties, with the complaints stated regarding the current status of employment, and the demands stated the fulfillment of which will suffice for the employee to resume fulfillment of his duties in full.   The worker is usually contractually bound not to work when such an announcement is made.

When a union announces a strike, it must require that all union members cease work to the same proportionate degree.

Employees must be allowed to vote on whether to accept a contract offered by the employer before the union can announce or initiate a strike.   If the votes for less the votes against exceeds 25% of employees then the contract is accepted.   Voting must remain open for at least 48 hours, and be readily and conveniently aaccessible to all employees.

Any employee can form or enter a union, whether or not he is already in a union, and whether or not other employees are already in a union.



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