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Employee Recognition In A Union Environment
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Some organizational environments pose special challenges when it comes to recognizing employees. One such challenge is the union environment. Many managers feel that unions hamper efforts to recognize employees because unions are often against treating any one union employee better--or differently--than another, even for outstanding performance. Recognizing employees can be viewed as a type of favoritism. In one extreme case I know of, an education union even opposed the organization giving out years-of-service awards!