quote:ding, ding, ding... mean old unions!
It negotiates for all the workers, in the union or not.
Fail. The unions would love for non-union workers not to get the benefits of their negotiations. It is the law in less-than-unionized states that force it to work this way so that Unions can't pressure people to join against their will, which they were notorious for doing before these laws.
ETA: In other words, that all-encompassing negotiating effect is a statute in place to reduce unions' powers in the more conservative states. Unions deserve no credit for that device being in place. It's put there to frick unions over from a membership/recruitment standpoint.
This post was edited on 11/15 at 1:51 pm