a. A = ASTHR, or average straight time hourlyrate. It is the weighted straight timeaverage wage rate of the whole bargaining unit. Calculated by dividing the total straight time wages paid to allbargaining unit employees for the past 12 months by the total straight timeshours worked by the bargaining unit for the past 12 months.
a. B = Costs Magic Numbers: There are 2080 straighttime working hours in a year. That’s 52weeks times 40 hours = 2080. There are173.33 straight time working hours in a month. That’s 2080 divided by 12.
a. C = Basic New Money Rule for contract Costing:Calculate the hourly cost (or cost savings) of any economic issue or proposalof negotiations by allocating the annual cost of the issue or proposal to EACHof the 2080 straight time hours in a year to determine the economic cost incents/hour/employee.
The rules/techniques/concepts for writing(Drafting) contract language.
a. Whenever possible, you be the “Architect” of thecontract language so the words reflect how you want them to be.
b. Clear and simple terms.
c. Use consistent wording throughout the contract.
d. All individual non-economic language agreementsbe subject to total agreement
e. Wheneveryou and your counterpart exchange a written proposal you must document each andevery exchange with the party of origin. Date and time of origin.
f. Whenever you reach a verbal agreement, you mustreduce the verbal agreement to writing to capture the essence and accuracy ofthe agreement.
Give opening remarks which sets the tone of thenegotiations. Opening remarks shouldinclude a reference to the main issues/problems of the negotiations.
Forms of Union Security Clauses.
a. Open Union shop – Employees can join or leave theunion at their own discretion.
b. Closed Union shop – Employees must join the unionand pay dues.
c. Modified Union shop – An open/closed union thathas been modified in a contract
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