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There is no union contract written that covers every possible situation that can occur. There are some that try, but they are usually incomprehensible to mere mortals. Because of this there are usually two clauses in the contracts that are basically general in nature — the "Management Rights" clause and the "Recognition" clause.
The Supreme Court has stripped union security from public-sector workers nationwide, and more and more states are enacting so-called "right-to-work" laws that prohibit union security. UE has put together this collection of resources for doing political education about "right-to-work" and building effective unions in "right-to-work" conditions.
A strike — or the threat of one — remains the single most powerful inducement to force employers to deal with the demands of workers. Strikes are not everyday events. But the capability to conduct one should shape how a Local operates both in the short term and for the long haul.