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legislative Union Threats: The Rules of the Game Have Changed! Philip S. Mortensen, Attorney, Barton LLP U 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 concrete INFOCUS ı 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Concrete inFocus - Winter 2015

From the President’s Desk
Corporate Suite Column
Enviroscene 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