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Don’t Make This Negotiating Mistake

Don’t Make This Negotiating Mistake
You just gave a solid offer to the employer on behalf of your labor union members. The employer’s lawyers are now grilling you on one of the proposal’s finer points. While explaining a proposed contract term, you mistakenly show your hand, sending a signal to the employer that this particular...

Twitter for Trade Unions

Twitter for Trade Unions
Is your trade union on Twitter? Are you? If not, you should be. Twitter is a powerful social media tool that keeps you informed as events occur. You can keep up-to-date on your labor union, your industry and any other news or personal interests. Savvy trade unions tweet or post messages about...

How to Manage Employer Disputes and Duplicity

How to Manage Employer Disputes and Duplicity
Even after you’ve secured a contract with an employer, there are always a few executives you’ll find yourself negotiating with every week forward. Surprised? Some employers just have a history of not being honest and forthright. They’ll say one thing and then sneak behind your back and do it...

Do Unions Have Trust Issues?

Do Unions Have Trust Issues?
Building trust between a union and an employer almost seems counter intuitive. The media is filled with stories documenting hostilities between organized labor and management with threats of strikes and boycotts and lots of back and forth posturing. They make great TV. I have negotiated hundreds of...

How I Learned to Love the Cloud

How I Learned to Love the Cloud
I was in the middle of my husband’s campaign for Supervisor in San Francisco and had assumed command of all the fund raising and communications. I kept meticulous records and prided myself on the database I had organized. Then one day, in the middle of July, my computer simply wouldn’t turn on....