Basic Patterns in Union Contracts, Fourteenth Edition

Negotiators, union leaders, and labor attorneys can draw on this valuable resource as a point of data and comparison as they develop their own agreements, bargaining proposals, and counterproposals. This survey outlines the major types of provisions and their frequency in collective bargaining contracts. Its analysis is based on a collection of 400 sample contract agreements that vary in respect to type of industry, type and size of union, number of employees covered, and geographical areas.

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Ideal comparison tool, with subject breakdowns of the major provisions in 400 representative contracts. Includes a wide cross-section of industries, employee populations, and policies. 

Reprinted from our Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts™.

Summary of Contents

  • Amendment and Duration
  • Discharge, Discipline, and Resignation
  • Insurance
  • Pensions
  • Grievances and Arbitration
  • Income Maintenance
  • Hours and Overtime
  • Holidays
  • Layoff, Rehiring, and Work Sharing
  • Leave of Absence
  • Management and Union Rights
  • Seniority
  • Strikes and Lockouts
  • Union Security
  • Vacations
  • Wages
  • Working Conditions: Safety and Health; Discrimination
  • Index


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“An invaluable survey of the major types of union contract provisions and the frequency with which they appear in collective bargaining agreements.”

Kendall F. Svengalis

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