What to tell a new employee about the Union?
The new employee needs to know the union is still concerned about workplace problems. Explain Union language. “Seniority,” “grievances,” “union contract” may be confusing words to a new employee. Don’t take it for granted that the new employee understands union terms. The union steward must take the time to explain what these and other terms mean.
What to expect from a supervisor in a union shop?
The job of supervising employees in a unionized environment has its own unique set of rules and challenges. HR professionals need to provide supervisors with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in this special framework. This applies to both experienced supervisors transitioning from a non-union environment, and brand new supervisors.
When do you know your boss wants you out?
When you’re working for someone who is threatened by your ideas, you’ll know it. Your boss will send you signals that your energy, intellect and creativity aren’t welcome. First, the signals will be small. Your boss is trying to tamp down your growing flame before it gets any bigger.
What do you need to know about HR in a union?
HR professionals need to provide supervisors with the knowledge and tools necessary to succeed in this special framework. This applies to both experienced supervisors transitioning from a non-union environment, and brand new supervisors. Understanding the very particular principles of the union environment will be key to success.
When to ask your boss for union representation?
You need to inform your boss that you want a union representative present. If you do not know or are not told what the meeting is about, you have the right to ask whether it may be disciplinary in nature ( or may lead to discipline ).
Can a employer ask an employee about a union meeting?
It means that employers who get ‘nose trouble’ during an organizing campaign are breaking the law. An employer is not supposed to question employees, or even to find out, about how employees feel, who signed cards, which employees are pushing the union, who attended meetings, what went on at meetings, etc.
Here are ten unmistakable signs your boss wants you out of the picture: 1. When you accomplish something cool and/or noteworthy at work and you tell your boss, the first emotion you see on their face is irritation — not satisfaction or pride. They don’t want you to succeed — even if your success makes them more successful, too! 2.
What can an employer do to a non-union employee?
Make distinctions between union and non-union employees when assigning overtime work or desirable work. Purposely team up non-union men and keep them apart from those supporting the union. Transfer workers on the basis of union affiliations or activities.