Bargaining Agent


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Bargaining Agent

The union or other organization recognized by an employer as having the ability to conduct collective bargaining on behalf of all or a certain section of employees.
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The DTU-NCR-NLU is filing a petition for certification election to dislodge ACT as the sole bargaining agent of teachers, Villarin said.
"Although the employees' bargaining agent under such a model is designated rather than chosen by the employees, the employees appear to retain sufficient choice over workplace goals and sufficient independence from management to ensure meaningful collective bargaining....
(5) The following section of the FOM addresses what an OSHA inspector should do where there is "No Certified or Recognized Bargaining Agent": Where employees are not represented by an authorized representative, there is no established safety committee, or employees have not chosen or agreed to an employee representative for OSHA inspection purposes (regardless of the existence of a safety committee), CSHOs shall determine if other employees would suitably represent the interests of employees on the walkaround.
On March 13, leaders of the organizing effort turned in more than a thousand signed cards to the state Employment Relations Board, requesting official recognition as the exclusive bargaining agent for UO teachers - tenured and non-tenured - and all researchers and post-doctoral scholars (the university's 1,300 graduate teaching assistants are already represented, by the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation).
In dismissing the company's objections, Jeffrey Wedekind, an ALJ for the labor board, said Big Ridge's claims were "without merit." He ruled the UMWA should be certified as bargaining agent for the approximately 450 miners at Willow Lake.
Certified collective bargaining agent for the 10,000 pilots of American Airlines, the Allied Pilots Association (APA), on Wednesday voiced its support for the new flight and duty times rules for commercial pilots.
"HBFCL strongly believes in its people being the company's greatest asset, and to this end we have developed an excellent working relationship between the management and the workers as represented by the collective bargaining agent," stated Azhar A.
Managing Director PIA - accompanied by senior officers discussed the issues between the corporation and CEPIA - a representative body of pilots, engineers, technicians, Employees Collective Bargaining Agent (CBA) and the Senior Staff Association.
Workers should have no right to opt out of being represented by a union as their sole bargaining agent.
From time to time, employees may decide that the bargaining advantages provided by their union no longer secures them the wages and benefits they seek, and they may seek to have the union decertified as their bargaining agent. This case examines this scenario, and demonstrates how a firm's management can legally express its views to its employees regarding the pros and cons of a union decertification.
"This division does not help our effort to get an agreement from the AMPTP that our members will ratify," the union's chief negotiator, Doug Allen, wrote in a letter to members posted on the guild's web site, referring to the studios' bargaining agent, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers.