Basic Patterns in Union Contracts, 14th edition
By Bureau of National Affairs
This is a valuable resource for union negotiators, offering hard data about the presence of specific language in contracts and, where applicable, the costs of the language.
BNA keeps a database of 4,000 contracts and analyzes a representative sample of 400 to gather their data. Example: Premium pay is required for Sunday work in 64 percent of all U.S. contracts surveyed. The most common premium is doubletime (it’s in 78 percent of contracts), while 20 percent pay time and one-half. Two contracts call for time and one-quarter, and one calls for triple-time.
The book, updated in 1995, covers everything from contract duration to insurance issues, pensions, holidays, layoff language, leave issues, wages, union security...you name it.
A comprehensive index directs you to the exact issue you want to address in negotiations. This helpful book can help you squelch employer claims of “Nobody can do what you want and stay in business!” 135 pages paperback