A democratic approval procedure by which the members of the bargaining unit vote in favour of the adoption or rejection of the interim collective agreement concluded by the University and the Union. The ratification vote will take place at the end of collective bargaining, following an interim agreement between the university and the Union. All members of the bargaining unit have the right to vote, with the exception of CUPE 3902, which requires that the interim agreement be approved at an “ascension session” prior to the tariff-wide vote. Each member of the bargaining unit gets one vote. If more than half of the votes are to accept the provisional agreement, it will be concluded and implemented. The legal obligation that two parties meet and negotiate in a collective relationship at reasonable times and on conditions, with the will to agree on the terms of a collective agreement. Labour negotiations are an essential part of unionized employment, such as the University of Toronto. The process of negotiating an agreement that works for the university, its employees and its unions can be complex and time-consuming. The terminology associated with collective bargaining may not always be clear or intuitive. Below are some commonly used terms with a brief explanation. A violation of the collective agreement law of one of the parties, which could include the refusal to negotiate collective agreements or interfere in the exercise of their collective rights granted by law or to oppose workers. These illegal practices are specifically defined in RCW 41.80.110 and RCW 41.56.140 and 150.
The history of how the parties have behaved in the past depends on the expectations of the parties with respect to future negotiations. These practices, sanctioned by use and acceptance, are not expressly included in the collective agreement. To be a past practice, the question must be: 1) clear to the parties; 2) are consistent in their application over a period of time; and 3) tolerated by the parties. Conciliators use current practice to interpret ambiguous language in the collective agreement. A forum for communication between the union and management to ask who are between the parties of general interest. These committees are generally advisory and do not involve collective decision-making or bargaining. In the case of the UW, it will generally be a common labour management (or JLM), union management or a conference committee, depending on the unions. Formal approval of an agreement renegotiated by a workers` agreement in a bargaining unit. The voters of a trade union are determined by the statutes and constitution of the Union. For most employees in Washington State, ratified agreements are then subject to legislative approval of economic conditions. A group of workers represented by the same union and covered by the same collective agreement. The types of jobs in a given bargaining unit are defined in the collective agreement application and/or recognition clause for that bargaining unit.
Examples of bargaining units at the university are ETC 1998 Staff-Appointed and Casual, CUPE 3261 Service Workers, CUPE 1230 Library Workers, OPSEU 519 Campus Police, Unifor 2003 Stationary Engineers, IBEW 353 Electricians, CUPE 3902 Sessional Lecturers, Postdoctoral Fellows and TAs, etc.