Today in Labor History: December 17; Member Tip

Today in Labor History: December 17
Int’l Union of Aluminum, Brick & Glass Workers merges with United Steelworkers of America – 1996
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Member Tip: Interest-based Bargaining2014.12.15—membertip-interest.bargaining
The interest-based bargaining style of negotiation is based on the belief that the parties to a collective bargaining relationship have a joint interest in sharing information and in working together cooperatively to come up with mutually satisfactory resolutions to the issues before them. Because of the cooperation that underlies interest-based bargaining, negotiations that conclude successfully using this model often lead to a less confrontational and more productive relationship between the employer and the union long after the contract is signed.
—Adapted from The Union Member’s Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer