Labor Relations for Managers

Labor Relations for Managers: Managing Effectively in a Unionized Environment

This workshop is available as a customized program for your organization.

Managers in a unionized workplace are challenged to manage effectively within legal and contractual parameters. This workshop is a solid understanding of labor relations issues managers confront on a daily basis, including disciplinary situations and investigations.

Case studies and interactive real-world training exercises provide the opportunity to put your newly acquired skills to work, assuring the transition from the classroom to the workplace.

Key Topics

Practices, laws and policies in labor relations management.

The relationship between the law and the collective bargaining agreement

Understanding and managing within the collective bargaining agreement

The scope and breadth of management rights

The meaning and application of "past practices"

The components of "just cause" including due process and the right for union representation

Do's and don'ts of counseling employees

Fact-finding and investigation

Progressive discipline

Grievance handling and resolution

For more information, contact Sandra Acevedo at 212-340-2819 or

Open enrollment workshops can be taken individually or as part of a certificate in Contract Administration Studies or Collective Bargaining Studies.