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In collective bargaining, when an agreement can’t be reached, and a union goes on strike, regular pay stops, benefits usually stop and striking workers are normally not eligible for unemployment compensation.
Collective bargaining is a complex process. There are no guarantees. No one can promise ahead of time what the outcome will be. The union will make demands. But the company does not have to accept them. It has the right to remain in business and not agree to anything that will hurt its ability to operate successfully. There actually is no law that says there even has to be a first contract.
As a matter of fact, in a recent study over a 13-year period, when a union won an election and was certified for bargaining, only 56%were successful in reaching a first contract ever.During a campaign, unions and their supporters frequently make promises. Butwhen it comes to negotiations, those promises are just that – promises and nothing more; and really worthless. Does it make sense for you to trust a union that makes a lot of promises, but has no power to deliver on those promises? Are you willing to roll the dice with your future and your family’s future?