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How can a union affect job security if layoffs are threatened?

A union can bargain for contract clauses such as the following:
  • No-layoff
  • Financial conditions under which layoffs are allowed
  • Order of layoff
  • Layoff notice and extra termination pay
  • Transfer to avoid layoff
  • Worksharing
  • Rehiring
Through the grievance process up to and including binding arbitration by an
outside neutral party, the union can assure that due process and adherence to
contract terms have been followed.

Without a union, management can lay off staff with no verification of claims they
make about “financial crises.”