What are the general wage concerns that management and employee representatives bring to the negotiating table? Why do workers try to negotiate wage employment guarantees? Supplemental unemployment benefits?
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Some general wage concerns are pay equity and wage compensation, whereas the goal and understanding is that the bookkeeper does not expect to be paid the same as the company accountant and the vehicle operators don’t expect to be paid the same as the manual laborers, etc., but when it comes to when the company decides to reclassify the positions as “service providers”, making dispatchers, coordinators, reception, etc all the same level, whereas they all used to be different pay levels or benefits is where is can be tricky and is a wage concern that has to be addressed by the management and employee representatives at the negotiating table. The workers try to negotiate wage employment guarantees and supplemental health benefits because like any employee, you want to make sure that if there is a health issue with yourself or family member you are protected, that you have the financial protection and the financial means for when you need to retire to be able to support yourself and your family by having pension plans set up or if something should happen that you become disabled or are unable to work any longer by having a good death and disability plan and mental health plans. Other big negotiation is employee services such as child care, that is something that has become so expensive and a lot of families have to really think about if it’s worth both parents working or not, if the union/employer can negotiate child care compensation. (Carrell & Heavrin, 2013).
Carrell, M.R., & Heavrin, C. (2013) Labor relations and collective bargaining: Private and public sectors (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall