Negotiating and getting collective bargaining agreements ratified is not easy in the current labor environment.
Why are agreements rejected?
- Employee expectations cannot be met; it’s just too expensive and not in line with the market
- The greater the Company’s profitability, the higher the expectations
- Employees don’t trust management or their labor leadership in securing the best deal possible
- No downside risk in rejecting a contract
- Increased use of the internet by Union dissidents, or just members spreading disinformation
- The union’s negotiating committee is not unanimous in their support of the tentative agreement, and some committee members want the agreement voted down
- Union negotiators don’t have experience in getting agreements ratified