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As part of its so-called pattern bargaining strategy with the Big Three automakers, the union is soon expected to reach similar labor-friendly agreements at General Motors and Ford.
Such pattern bargaining has kept wages and benefits close to parity among the three carmakers, Shaiken said.
This commitment will be assessed by reference to a detailed discussion of multi-enterprise bargaining and the failure of the legislation to extend protection to industrial action taken in support of pattern bargaining and multi-enterprise agreements.
But our pensions, our standard of living and our pattern bargaining systems will be intact.
But this is due overwhelmingly to a series of mergers that maintained our strength and the ability of the union to prosecute long and decisive struggles like the recent thirteen-month lockout of Petro-Canada workers over the issue of national pattern bargaining in the energy sector.
Whether or not the unions will target AbitibiBowater for the pattern bargaining agreement this year remains to be seen but appears unlikely considering the company's financial situation.
More contentious, and perhaps more long-lasting, were the struggles to require corporations to open their books to workers and the general public, the attempts to democratize economic planning, and local strategies to compel pattern bargaining at the national level.
48) This process is known in Australia as pattern bargaining, and is constrained by provisions of the WR Act which deprive unions of the capacity to take protected industrial action in support of pattern bargaining claims; see McCrystal 2006, pp 204-205.
However, in the UK there were factors that militated against dispersion including pattern bargaining and the imposition of cash limits in departments in terms of reaching pay settlements.
This could only be accomplished by ending pattern bargaining and weakening unionism's capacity to create uniform wage standards.
The author traces how a combination of logistical (the economics of livestock shipment and refrigerated transportation) and political (subsidised grain shipment rates) factors encouraged the emergence of metropolitan meat packing plants in central Canada prior to the 1930s; how wartime regulation of an essential industry was instrumental in the rapid unionisation of the workforce in the 1940s; and how the oligopolistic corporate structure allowed a labour aristocracy (financially if not culturally) to emerge from nationwide pattern bargaining.
And it could backfire to rely heavily on pattern bargaining, since what the actors do is far different from the writers.