Where Do Workplace Rights Come From?

As a union member, your workplace rights come from a number of different sources. One such source is your union contract.  Think of it this way:  just as society has laws that everyone lives by, passed by legislatures, your workplace, too, has its book of statutes:  the collective bargaining agreement. 

Contracts are of varying lengths.  Some have a duration of as little as one year, some can go for ten, but most tend to run for several years or so.  No matter how long a contract is in effect, it stands as the law of the workplace.

- Adapted from The Union Members Complete Guide, by Michael Mauer

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