Many employees enter into contracts with their employers. These documents can help individuals understand the various aspects of their jobs, including their benefits and obligations. However, employment contract disputes are not uncommon, and many individuals may find themselves fighting for terms that they feel are fair. In some cases, these disputes could become time consuming.
Colorado residents may be interested in such a situation taking place in another state. Reports indicated that employees with Roseburg Forest Products are protesting due to dissatisfaction with their lack of contracts. There were approximately 30 individuals involved in the protest, and the concerns stem from the apparent inability for workers and executives to come to agreeable terms on their new contract. Their previous contract reportedly expired in June.
Two main concerns over proposed contract changes are that managers want employees to be required to work requested overtime and pension plans to be frozen. Employees do not find these terms agreeable. Representatives for the company stated that the business provides competitive wages as well as benefits, and they hope to continue to negotiate in good faith.
Having employment contract disputes can be difficult for both workers and employers. In some cases, workplace productivity may significantly decline due to worker dissatisfaction, or, as with this case, the dispute may give rise to protests. If Colorado residents who are facing contract issues want to work toward a resolution, they may wish to consider taking legal action. Experienced attorneys may be able to help interested parties negotiate for the terms they desire and work toward a beneficial outcome.
Source: registerguard.com, "Roseburg Forest Products workers rally over contract dispute", Elon Glucklich, Sept. 22, 2016