Lasting Victories: Successful Union Strategies for Winning First Contracts
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[Excerpt] These studies leave no doubt that employers have at their disposal a myriad of legal and illegal tactics which they can use to effectively block union efforts at winning a first agreement. The critical question to be answered is whether the same kind of grassroots, rank-and-file intensive union-building strategies that have been found to be so effective in certification and decertification elections are equally effective in overcoming employer opposition in first contract campaigns.
labor movement; unions; organizing; contracts
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