'In July 2016, there were only 1,126 (6.5 percent) registered unions with collective bargaining
agreements covering 200,476 workers.
The new collective bargaining
agreement covers around 1,400 hourly-paid employees who primarily work in the Indianapolis area.
However, contracts can require that, after employees are hired, they become members of the union within a certain period of time, a so-called "union shop." This is not favored by many employees who do not wish to join a union, and many contracts allow employees to opt not to join a union but be covered by the collective bargaining
agreement's terms, a so-called "open shop."
The same reason prompted Nigeria Government to review its labor law in 2005, as Akinwale (2011:7) posits that "the 2005 labor Act seeks to promote industrial democracy and collective bargaining
as crucial mechanisms in the determination of wages and other terms and conditions of employment in compliance with the ILO requirements" of ensuring peaceful workplace relations and encourage parties to resolve disputes without necessary result to industrial action in the form of stoppages at work (Hale, Barrett & Bryce, 2012: 8).
The coverage of collective bargaining
has plummeted in states such as Greece, Portugal and Italy.
Those in favor of teacher collective bargaining
, on the other hand, argue that unions make the education system more effective by empowering teachers who are in the classroom and by giving them a role in shaping their working conditions.
The previous collective bargaining
agreement signed in 2011 stated the "NCUA will adhere to Congressional or Presidential freezes that apply to statutory pay systems, including applicable locality rates.
This could appear to be a good news story for aged-care workers, but what happened subsequently shows why we should be concerned about changes to the law which weaken collective bargaining
"They look to the language of the collective bargaining
agreements, if benefits should continue indefinitely," Sikkel said.
. There is no attempt to remain unbiased about this