Although there have been a slew of workers unionizing across the country, at locations nationwide such as Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and Trader Joe’s, none of these new unions have so far ended up with a collective bargaining agreement. REI workers at the outdoor goods store unionized in March of 2023, but have yet to see any movement by the company. Additionally, the anti-union tactics there have resumed, leading to the union filing 80 labor-practice complaints with the NLRB. The underlying problem is that although current labor law requires employers to “bargain in good faith,” it does not require businesses to reach a collective bargaining agreement, and there is also no time limit on how long it should take to reach a deal.
Read the full story by Crystal Lewis for The Chief-Leader, published here: https://thechiefleader.com/stories/for-nascent-unions-the-fight-for-a-first-contract-is-often-a-lengthy-one,51710