Collective Bargaining

Section 1 of the NLRA declares that the policy of the United States is to encourage “the practice and procedure of collective bargaining and by protecting the exercise by workers of full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of representatives of their own choosing, for the purpose of negotiating the terms and conditions of their employment or other mutual aid or protection.”​

  • Duty to Bargain in Good Faith

    Duty to Bargain in Good FaithGood faith bargaining requires the employer and the union to meet at reasonable times, to confer in good faith about certain matters, and to put into writing any agreement reached if requested by either party.   More »

  • Ending or Changing a Contract

    Ending or Changing a ContractWhere there is a collective bargaining contract covering employees in an industry affecting commerce, the duty to bargain collectively means no party shall terminate or modify that contract, unless:  More »

  • Subjects of Bargaining

    Subjects of BargainingAll matters concerning rates of pay, wages, hours of employment or other terms and conditions of employment are "mandatory" subjects of bargaining about which the employer, as well as the employees' representative, must bargain in good faith.   More »

  • Violating an Employer’s Duty to Bargain

    Violating an Employer’s Duty to BargainAn employer may violate the duty to bargain if the employer's conduct in bargaining, viewed in its entirety, indicates that the employer did not negotiate with a good faith intention to reach agreement.   More »

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  • Adjustment of Grievances

    Adjustment of GrievancesSection 9(a) provides that any individual employee or group of employees shall have the right at any time to present grievances to their employer and to have such grievances adjusted without the intervention of the bargaining representative  More »