A union security agreement is a contractual conformity, in which a trade labor union and an employer agree on the level to which who the union may compel employees to join the union and whether the employer will collect fees, dues, and conduct assessment on behalf of the union. Collective bargaining generally deals with limiting management rights, by providing a collective agreement for employees that puts limitations to which employers must relate and handle the employees. With the absence of these unions, only the law of the land would be a limitation, but even these laws might be ignored in the absence of these unions. A labor union is a wage earners organization that server members interest with respect to wages and general working conditions (Sloane and Witney, 2010) Union security involves compulsory membership as a condition of employment. It can be controversial yet a mandatory requirement for establishment and maintenance of union structure stability.
The four essential elements of collective bargaining are the legal, economic, political and moral elements. The legal element of collective bargaining outlines collective bargaining as a law-abiding process negotiating an agreement. The employer and the union engage in a concession aimed at reaching abiding agreements between the employer, the employee and the union.
The economic element of the collective bargaining has in its contents specifications of the terms and conditions of employment. It strives at addressing issues that deal with salaries and wages of the employees, benefits to the employees, working conditions and on the deduction due from the employees to the employer.
The political element is simply because of the agreement is a product of a negotiation between labor and management. The moral element of the bargaining outlines the shared responsibility and decision-making. It recognizes that the employees are at a risk of discrimination by their employers. The bargaining also recognizes that the employees have a duty to perform to the employers.
Sloane, A. A. and Witney, F. (2010) Labor Relations, 13th ed. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall