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Learn about an employer’s duty to bargain after purchasing, taking over, or reviving a unionized employer’s business.


Successorship involves one employer taking over from another, such as through a purchase or a merger. A succeeding employer sometimes has to bargain with the union representing the predecessor’s employees.

I. Who’s a Successor Employer?

Not all succeeding employers must bargain, but in this lesson, we’ll use the term successor to refer to a succeeding employer with a bargaining duty.

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