TITLE

The Two-Tiered Labor-Management Agreement and the Duty of Fair Representation

AUTHOR(S)
Liggett, Malcolm H.
PUB. DATE
April 1987
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;Apr87, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p236
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the issue of a labor union's duty of fair representation when it agrees to a clause specifying a two-tiered compensation scheme. The two-tiered labor management agreement has re-surfaced during the recent spate of concession bargaining. The disparate treatment of a single group of employees in two successive contracts was the only criterion used by the Bureau of National Affairs when it assembled a file of contracts that at least suggests the element of two-tier. However, this criterion would include a contract that lowered the entry rate for new hires but specified that new hires were on a skill ladder or in a line of progression such that they would be eligible to reach the highest rate specified in the contract for that particular skill ladder or line of progression. Using this definition, a two-tiered contract is one that has two sets of employees working under the same contract at different schedules of compensation, the major difference being that bargaining unit members in the same grades or steps are compensated differently.
ACCESSION #
5806009

 

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