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Be Proactive, Not Reactive

November 1, 2000
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Unionization is sometimes unavoidable. In such cases, work with the union, not against it.
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HR Lessons From a Strike

November 1, 2000
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Unions are back. Work/life issues matter at the bargaining table. It's not just the money, it's the respect. In short, workers know they're not as replaceable as they once were, and they want to be treated that way. Welcome to New Economy HR.
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Unionization at a Mid-size Retailer

October 30, 2000
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They weren't small enough for the union to totally take over, but not big enough for all-out warfare.
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When the Unions Come Calling

October 30, 2000
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How you handle an attempt at organization will affect relations with your employees for years to come -- whether you win or lose.
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Unionization at a Large Service Company

October 30, 2000
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The workplace became a quiet, angry battleground, and productivity took a nosedive.
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Unionization at a Small E-Commerce Company

October 30, 2000
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In the end, the employees didn't really care about a union -- they wanted someone to listen.
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Employee Representation Ruling Means New Work for HR

September 15, 2000
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Policies that meet the needs of employees are your best defense, says guest columnist Joanne Bowman.
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Verizon Strike The Dark Side of the Good Economy

August 22, 2000
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The problems highlighted at Verizon aren't likely to disappear soon, says guest columnist Shari Randall.
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Charitable Solicitation

February 17, 2000
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This legislation would allow employers to permit solicitations and distributions by charitable groups -- but not unions -- without committing an unfair labor practice.
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Gain Control of Arbitrations at the Bargaining Table

December 19, 1999
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There is a solution available to employers who are losing too many discharge and other arbitrations.
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