Certification Election

Certification Election

The workers in a bargaining unit have the right to choose their sole and exclusive bargaining agent through the process of certification election. Summary ▪ The certification election determines who will be the sole and exclusive bargaining agent in an organized establishment, particularly if there is more than one (1) legitimate labor organization. ▪ A…

Duty to Bargain

Duty to Bargain

The duty to bargain in good faith is mandated on both the employer and the employee’s sole and exclusive bargaining agent, whether or not there exists a collective bargaining agreement. Summary ▪ In the context of labor relations, the employer and the workers’ bargaining unit has the duty to bargain collectively. ▪ There is duty…

Bargaining Unit

Bargaining Unit

A bargaining unit is a group of employees sought to be represented by a petitioning union. There are several factors to determine the bargaining unit. 1. Concept “Bargaining Unit” – refers to a group of employees sharing mutual interests within a given employer unit, comprised of all or less than all of the entire body…

Labor Organizations

Labor Organizations

A labor organization is any union or association of employees which exists in whole or in part for the purpose of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning terms and conditions of employment 1. Concept “Labor Organization” – refers to any union or association of employees in the private sector which exists in whole…