Building industry wants better protection for workers, but union says there’s still time to act
For a variety of reasons, unions and other groups oppose making companies subject to tougher labor laws — and for a variety of reasons, companies are prepared to take their protest vote to the voters.
As a result of last week’s strike action, workers have called a vote for new municipal spending limits during this year’s election.
In fact, after the company took the action, several big employers began phasing out their UAW representation in their local boards. For instance, the owner of a large construction company had his UAW endorsement revoked on the basis of the company’s decision to stop accepting union representation and offer lower wages. (Some cities have tried to put a cap on how much union representation a company can offer at a local level.)
A second city, Indianapolis, has taken the same step, which it hopes will increase the number of unionized construction companies that it can hire. (It’s now up to city council members to decid바카라사이트e on how to adjust the state law, but the company that filed the complaint has already indicated that it hopes to get a statewide ban on union representation.)
Meanwhile, the AFL-CIO is also supporting a statewide constitutional amendment that will prevent workers’ compensation courts from considering the wages of workers who receive employer-paid insurance.
And the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is backing a bill that would require employers who have fired employees not to use a reasonable measure of time and effort to persuade workers to accept a union contract — although, as usual, opponents are warning that they wouldn’t be able to use this measure without a court ruling.
On top of all of these, there is the issue of what’s actually on the company’s website:
«Workers will need to prove that their contract is fair and reasonable to the employer. In many cases, employers would like to avoid the hassle of trying to prove this for themselves but in return, they expect that workers will prove their contract in court. There may well be exceptions to this requirement if workers have a union reprenatyasastra.comsentation, but if the terms of the employment are so favorable to the employer, they would not expect the terms to be unfavorable to a union.»
In other 바카라사이트words, companies want to keep negotiating while at the same time keeping workers from getting a raise. And that’s why they are going to have to fight.
The good news is that it’s not only unionized companies that are going to be watching closely