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.
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.