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The author posits that the typical election campaign involves the employer’s conduct of an adversarial campaign, during which it has unlimited access to the electorate throughout the workday while the union does not. Unions have sought to negotiate card check and neutrality agreements with employers as an alternative: the employer recognizes and bargains with the …

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Revisiting an old battle ground: The subcontracting dispute

A discussion of arbitration decisions concerning limitations on subcontracting. Topics discussed include arbitrability decisions by courts, the duty to bargain over subcontracting, NLRB deferral in subcontracting cases, and the development of arbitration standards in subcontracting disputes. The article includes a table, showing the increasing prevalence of limitations upon subcontracting found in collective bargaining agreements, and …

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