Preparation for Collective Bargaining (LR201)

Participants learn how to align collective bargaining objectives to organization strategy, organize and prioritize management and union goals, and prepare for the bargaining table. An in-class project includes preparing and delivering a presentation to management on bargaining authority. 

This training is for labor relations, human resource, operations, and finance professionals who support or are responsible for collective bargaining.

Key Topics

  • Assembling and analyzing internal and external factors that influence negotiations

    o Reviewing grievance and arbitration logs

    o Obtaining input from supervisors and managers

    o Evaluating bargaining unit demographics

    o Reviewing wage rates, benefits, and current cost data

  • Determining management objectives and bargaining positions

  • Anticipating union demands; formulating management responses * Calculating and assessing current contract value and projected agreement costs

  • Identifying labor strike and settlement issues

Approach and Features

Case study analysis of complex, cutting-edge economic and operational issues culminates in group presentations to a simulated management team of experienced corporate negotiators and strategists. There will be a panel discussion about current collective bargaining trends, issues, and solutions.

Details coming soon.

[Seats in this session are limited. Please contact ILR Customer Service or call 866-470-1922.]

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