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Unions represent groups of employees in certain trades and professions, and engage in "collective bargaining" -- negotiation between an employer and unionized employees in which certain work conditions and terms of employment are decided. Although in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century the power of unions have declined, over the years they have been responsible for many of the employee rights we enjoy today. Some employees, particularly government employees, are still unionized. Below you will find information on unions, rights of union members, and obligations of employers when dealing with represented employees and unionization efforts.

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