Collective Bargaining Agreements
Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) are an essential part of employment in many workplaces, providing the framework for significant portions of the workforce. With the need for downsizing, the increased costs of health insurance, the uncertainty of funding retirement accounts, and the need to trim expenses, many employers are finding it necessary to make changes to their personnel policies that may be inconsistent with their CBAs, or to only approve an annual CBA, instead of a three year agreement. The labor force naturally has concerns with these business decisions. The labor force naturally has concerns with these business decisions.
Bellingham Mediation provides professional and experienced mediation for collective bargaining agreements and labor relations issues. Our collaborative approach helps the parties understand each other’s perspective and realistic concerns and needs. We strive to help parties find creative solutions to the challenges facing employers and employees alike.