[Excerpt] Once jobs are contracted out, it's an uphill battle to bring them back into a bargaining unit — even if the union has strong contract language. If the jobs never did belong to the union and there is no favorable language, then many reasonable people would not even put up a fight. But the office and technical (O&T) workers at Bethlehem Steel's Burns Harbor Plant did, and so did their union, the United Steelworkers of America (USWA).
"It's Never Too Late: Office Workers at Bethlehem Steel,"
Labor Research Review: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss15/2