About the course
Participants learn how to align collective bargaining objectives to organization strategy, organize and prioritize management and union goals, and prepare for the bargaining table. In class project is preparing and delivering a presentation to management on bargaining authority.
This training is for labor relations, human resource, operations, and finance professionals who support or are responsible for collective bargaining.
- Assembling and analyzing internal and external factors that influence negotiations
- Reviewing grievance and arbitration logs
- Obtaining input from supervisors and managers
- Evaluating bargaining unit demographics
- Reviewing wage rates, benefits, and current cost data
- Determining management objectives and bargaining positions
- Anticipating union demands; formulating management responses * Calculating and assessing current contract value and projected agreement costs
- Identifying labor strike and settlement issues
Approach and Features
Case study analysis of complex, cutting-edge economic and operational issues culminates in group presentations to a simulated management team of experienced corporate negotiators and strategists. There will be a panel discussion about current collective bargaining trends, issues, and solutions.
have worked many years as a labor-relations lawyer and I am a negotiator, administrator, problem-solver and teacher with a diverse portfolio. With a Harvard Law degree and more than 25 years experience, I can provide the highest quality negotiation, contract and workplace advice and assistance, a...
Don Savelson is an optional service partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Don handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters including WARN, NLRA wage/hour, unemployment, ADA, FMLA, workers compensation, and occupational safety and health matters. He has represented clien...
Robert Pearson, Vice President, Human Resources, Sabre Industries, Inc, has held senior human resource positions at Princeton University, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, General Motors, and Saturn Corporation. His responsibilities included employee/labor relations and negotiations with five staff union...
Theodore Bennett, Esq., Senior Director of Labor Relations, ARAMARK, was formerly a partner in a law firm and represented clients in labor relations, HR, and employment law. Mr. Bennet also served as a senior HR executive for several companies including the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York,...
Dan is an expert in workplace negotiation, mediation, arbitration, facilitation, teaching, organizational conflict, team building, leadership and change management. As Practice Leader and Director of the Labor Relations Programs, Dan is responsible for developing and teaching professional educati...
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