United Federation LEOS-PBA  Steward Training

United Federation LEOS-PBA Online Shop Steward Training Course providing up to date Information for Stewards, Local Union Officers, and United Federation LEOS-PBA Members who want to know more about their rights, the law & its protections, workplace issues and the benefits of having an United Federation LEOS-PBA Union Contract. 


Mandatory and Permissive Subjects of Bargaining


May not be adopted, changed, or eliminated without prior notice to the union and bargaining on request.


  • absence rules

  • automation decisions

  • bathroom procedures

  • bonus programs

  • business ethics policies

  • clean-up rules

  • disciplinary procedures or penalties

  • dress codes

  • drug/alcohol testing

  • elimination of positions

  • employee privileges (right to listen to radio, receive phone calls, smoke, etc.)

  • employee purchase plan rules

  • enforcement of company rules

  • evaluation systems

  • food service hours

  • free coffee

  • grievance procedures

  • grooming standards

  • incentive plans

  • insurance benefits

  • job qualifications

  • layoffs for economic reasons

  • light duty policies

  • meal or coffee break rules

  • merit increases

  • new hours or shifts

  • number of employees in job classification or department

  • outside conduct rules

  • outside employment rules

  • parking rules

  • pay check procedures

  • pay raises

  • physical examinations

  • production quotas

  • relocation of bargaining-unit work (generally)

  • rest periods

  • retirement benefits of current employees

  • safety and health rules

  • safety awards

  • smoking rules

  • subcontracting decisions (not including decisions based on a change in the scope or direction of the enterprise)

  • tardiness rules

  • time off prior to holidays

  • transfer of bargaining-unit work to nonbargaining-unit employees

  • union steward and officer privileges (paid leave, access to facilities, time of, etc.)

  • vacation policies

  • wages

  • workloads

  • work rules

  • work schedules



May be adopted, changed, or eliminated without notice to the union or bargaining.

  • decisions (for reasons other than labor costs) to close plants or eliminate departments

  • general business practices such as advertising and financing

  • nondiscriminatory hiring practices

  • pension benefits of already retired employees

  • pre-employment testing procedures

  • production methods

  • selection of supervisors

  • subcontracting and relocation decisions accompanied by basic change in the employers operation

United Federation LEOS-PBA  Steward Training