In December 2022, Congress ignored long-standing concerns among American rail workers and forced an end to three years of contract negotiations.
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American workers continue to demonstrate their determination to exercise their rights to form unions and collectively bargain.
Members are tasked with building the foundation of their new unions, including designing its structure, electing the leaders, and writing a constitution.
Employers tend to stall union contract negotiations in the hopes workers will give up the push to unionize. Communication is key to combating these efforts.
After a union election victory, the most important step in the unionization process is contract negotiations. It’s why the union was formed in the first place and the key selling point for why workers should sign up as dues-paying union members.
To get workers to join a union, organizers need to be able to explain union dues and why they are so important.
After an election win, organizers need build a strong union membership. Why? The bigger the bargaining unit, the stronger it is.
An election victory is not the end of the union journey. After the win, organizers must continue maintaining union support through next steps, starting with certification.
Winning a union vote isn’t the end of the process — that would be securing the first contract. There are several tasks for organizers to accomplish between the two.
The Biden administration continues to prioritize the rights of America’s workers through its latest pro-worker initiatives.