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What methods do unions use to achieve their goals?

Goals of unions: To negotiate a contract for their members that gain improved wages , benefits and working conditions. These contacts are known as collective bargaining agreements (CBA's)


Negotiation - Unions bargain and discuss their wished with management in an attempt to come to a peaceful agreement that they both can live with. This is the art of compromise.

Slow Down - If unions do not get what they want sometimes they tell workers to slow down production to "push" management to give them what they want.

Sick Out - One tactic that might be used is having numerous workers call in sick on one day. This temporarily stops production and is a show of force.

Picketing - Unions will protest outside of the place of work to gain public support and attention.

Strike - This is the last resort, walking out of work. If the workers can hold out long enough they may push management to give them what they want.

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