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Bargaining Toolkit

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Getting Started

A lot of preparation goes into bargaining before the first session with management. Use these tools and templates to make your bargaining request to management, train your bargaining team, gather information, write language and more.

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At the Table

When you’re bargaining at the table, use these tools to determine if the employer can afford the union’s economic proposal and how health and pension benefits proposals will impact members.

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Bumps in the Road

Bargaining can get especially challenging if the employer claims poverty, threatens layoffs or privatization or pushes negotiations to impasse. Use these tools to help you resolve these difficult situations.