Do I Have To Accept What A Union Negotiates For Me In A Collective Bargaining Unit, Or Can I Negotiate My Own Wages And Benefits?

Yes and no. If the Collective Bargaining Agreement allows it, an employee might try to negotiate for additional wages and benefits; otherwise it is an unfair labor practice ­ so most employers won't do it.

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