Concrete inFocus - Winter 2015 - (Page 19)
The Rules of the Game Have Changed!
Philip S. Mortensen, Attorney, Barton LLP
nions! You either have one (or more!) or you don't. If a union currently
represents some or all of your employees or you don't care if a union
comes into your business, then read no further. This article is not for
you! However, if you are currently union-free - and fervently wish to remain
that way - then what we are about to discuss is an imperative read, for the rules
we have known and understood for decades have drastically changed - and
not for the better!
Until April 14 this year, those members who suffered through a union organizing drive shared a fairly similar experience. One or more employees sought
out a union or, as often as not, a union targeted the company to be organized.
Unwitting employees signed what are called "union authorization cards," designating the union as their exclusive collective bargaining representative to deal with
their employers over matters concerning their wages, hours and other terms and
conditions of employment. If the union obtained cards from a mere 30 percent
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Winter 2015
From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite Column
Smokey Point Concrete
The Right Mix: A Guide to Pervious Concrete Mix Design
Union Threats: The Rules of the Game Have Changed!
Index of Advertisers
2015 Mixer Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey
2015 National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Driver Recruitment and Retention Survey
Concrete inFocus - Winter 2015