Is Collective Bargaining Headed for a Crisis in 2014?

Source: BNA’s Collective Bargaining Bulletin, Vol. 19 no. 3, Part 2, February 6, 2014
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Collective bargaining negotiations in 2014 are expected to be extremely difficult, particularly in light of the concessions members of the International Association of Machinists in Washington state accepted in talks with Boeing Co. after the company threatened to build its 777x aircraft in another location. With unions recognizing their strength at the bargaining table is linked to their declining membership, they are seeking new ways to build membership so they can adapt to a landscape in which they encounter increasing employer hostility. …