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Chapter 19 : Labor Relations

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This chapter describes the legal framework for labor relations activities. Current labor law supports two major objectives. First, it supports stability through collective bargaining and defined dispute resolution. Second, it tends to equalize the balance of bargaining power between employees and management. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) resolves disputes about what constitutes an appropriate employee bargaining unit, one in which the employees have a community of interests, including workplace conditions and concerns. The chapter explains and describes the reasons why employees seek union representation. Although there may be a number of reasons why employees decide to join unions, generally these reasons can be categorized as (i) personal, (ii) related to the social environment, and (iii) the image of the union. The chapter discusses the union organizing campaign and the “dos and don’ts” for the union and management. The first step in the process of gaining union representation is the organizing campaign. The union must specify in its petition exactly which occupational groups it seeks to represent; this specification begins the process of defining the bargaining unit. The chapter talks about the election process and the collective bargaining process. The negotiating process addresses many issues, such as (i) establishing work rules, (ii) selecting the form and mix of employee compensation, (iii) providing uniformity among competitors, and (iv) setting priorities for both labor and management. Finally, the chapter explains the concept of unfair labor practices.

Citation: Garcia L. 2014. Labor Relations, p 392-407. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch19

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Structure of the National Labor Relations Board. doi:10.1128/9781555817282.ch19.f1

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Union organizing campaign from first inquiries to election results. doi:10.1128/9781555817282.ch19.f2

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Table 19.1

Labor law coverage for healthcare institutions and employees in the United States

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Table 19.2

Employer unfair labor practices that interfere with employee rights (NLRA)

Based on an NLRB report, there were 22,177 unfair labor practices filed in 2011 and 21,629 filed in 2012 (http://www.nlrb.gov/news-outreach/graphs-data/charges-and-complaints/charges-and-complaints, accessed April 23, 2013).

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Table 19.3

Union unfair labor practices that interfere with employer rights (NLRA)

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Table 19.4

Titles within the Taft-Hartley Act (1947)

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Table 19.5

NLRA notice requirements in the healthcare industry (1974 Healthcare Amendments)

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Table 19.6

2012 union membership data

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Table 19.7

2012 healthcare practitioners and technical occupations (major group)

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Table 19.8

Reasons why employees decide to seek union representation

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Table 19.9

Rulings regarding information distribution and solicitation in the hospital setting

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Table 19.10

NLRB determinations regarding acceptance or rejection of union election petition

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Table 19.11

Representative topics for contract negotiations

Citation: Garcia L. 2014. Labor Relations, p 392-407. In Garcia L (ed), Clinical Laboratory Management, Second Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817282.ch19

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