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Lockheed Martin Collective Bargaining Agreement 2019

12 diciembre, 2020

Employers can, if they wish, accept workers` request to negotiate with multiple employers, and this practice has been around for a long time. It is voluntary on the part of employers, but if employers have agreed on negotiations with several employers, the NLRB will impose this practice. In the case of collective bargaining with several employers, each participating employer agrees to appoint a representative – usually an association – for collective bargaining, and each employer is then bound by the terms of the negotiated contract. During the 1970s, it is estimated that 10% of private sector employees were covered by collective agreements with multiple employers.18 In Philadelphia, SEIU Local 32BJ committed to regulations introducing a minimum wage and sick days paid for contractors` employees at Philadelphia International Airport. The union was later recognized as a representative of 1,400 employees of Prospect Airport Services and PrimeFlight Aviation Services, who work as baggage handlers, wheelchairs, cabin cleaners and more. The union was able to build on the minimum standards set by the regulation and obtain provisions in its first collective agreement that went beyond the requirements of the Paid Sick Leave Regulations.38 33. Russell Redman, «Grocery Workers Ratify New Contract in Southern California,» Supermarket News, September 12, 2019. Under current legislation, workers and unions cannot insist that employers in their sector negotiate jointly with the union or a group of unions.10 Workers and unions are obliged to adopt this approach with multiple employers, whereas this would both coordinate negotiations within a sector or branch and prevent employers from pitting workers and unions against each other in different places. The NLRA should be amended to make it clear that workers and unions in a common sector or sector can coordinate and insist on important contractual conditions – such as the duration of the collective agreement, the terms of use of subcontractors by the employer, etc. – that help them develop power in their sector or sector. Under current legislation, workers and unions are limited in their ability to insist that their employer negotiate with them the terms and conditions of employment of workers in their employer`s suppliers and subcontractors. The current legal definition of «common employer» is too narrow to bring employers to the bargaining table and employers are generally unwilling to negotiate with their unions the terms of employment of their contractual partners36. For example, the Union of Machinists negotiated with both a public contractor and a subcontractor around the table and concluded agreements covering the workers of both employers.

This approach is more effective than negotiating separate agreements with two companies, 37 One of the best known examples of national negotiations with several employers who have set standards for an entire sector is the Teamsters Master Freight Agreement negotiated by Jimmy Hoffa in the 1960s.20 When it was first adopted. , the Master Freight Agreement included more than 450,000 drivers, had literally hundreds of employers signing and set standards for the entire trucking industry. However, the agreement has been undermined by deregulation and consolidation of the sector.