Labor Relations in the Workplace

Published Thursday, February 28, 2019
by Scott Kidd

Collective Bargaining StampRight now your employees can go online and learn how to form a union in just two clicks. In fact, there are many sites created by unions and geared toward your employees. These websites tout how great unions are, how employees will earn more money and receive more benefits if they would only unionize the company where they work. As with many websites, a lot of the statements made are not accurate, but your employee doesn’t know that because they don’t have all of the facts!

CEA was founded in 1937 specifically to support employers by providing union and labor relations expertise. While union activity in the United States has declined over the past few decades, in certain industries it is alive and well. And many new industries are now finding themselves a target for union organizing activity.

If your company already has a union-organized environment, you know how critical good labor relations are when interacting with the union and interpreting your collective bargaining agreement. However, if your company doesn’t have a union, you might not think you have a need for labor relations services. Think again. It’s always wise to invest in labor relations consultation to will provide your company with a comprehensive analysis and sound advice. We help ensure that your current policies, practices, and actions keep out unions.

As a reminder, our Labor Relations Services include:

1. Collective Bargaining Assistance: We can provide a labor contract spokesperson and/or negotiator for your company. We help you achieve the best labor agreement and manage that contract.

2. Grievance and Dispute Resolution: We represent our members in grievance procedures, arbitration hearings and assist with contract language interpretation.

3. Policy: We develop and implement of Labor policies and procedures for companies of all sizes, in all industries.

4. Management Consultation: We provide training, education, and advice on industrial relations and benefits issues to management.


Union or not, make certain that you take full advantage of the Labor Relations services available to you through CEA! An ounce of prevention now can help your business avoid becoming a union organizing target in the future!


Contact your CEA representative at 800-399-5331 or CEAinfo@employers.org to have a Labor Relations professional provide you with an analysis and consultation for your company, now.


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