The right to bargain collectively with an employer enhances the human dignity, freedom and autonomy of workers by giving them the opportunity to influence the definition of employment rules and thus gain some control over an important aspect of their lives, namely their work. Collective bargaining is not only an instrument for achieving external objectives. on the contrary, [it] is valuable as experience in self-management per se. Collective bargaining enables workers to achieve a form of democracy for employment and to guarantee the rule of law in the workplace. Workers get a voice to influence the definition of rules that control an important aspect of their lives.  The Office of Labor-Management Standards, part of the U.S. Department of Labor, is required to collect all collective agreements for 1,000 or more workers, except those involving railroads and airlines.  They provide public access to these collections through their website. Founded in 1886, the American Federation of Labor offered unprecedented bargaining power to a large number of workers.  The Railway Labor Act (1926) required employers to negotiate collective agreements with unions.
(c) a statement that the collective agreement has been ratified by a majority of the workers in the bargaining unit of the employer concerned. In 1931, the Supreme Court was appointed in Texas &N.O.R. Co. v. The Brotherhood of Railway Clerks upheld the law`s prohibition on employers interfering in the choice of negotiators.  In 1962, President Kennedy signed an executive order granting public employee unions the right to negotiate with federal authorities.  In June 2007, the Supreme Court of Canada considered in detail the reasons for considering collective bargaining a human right. In the case of Facilities Subsector Bargaining Association v. British Columbia, the Court of Justice found that in Sweden the scope of collective agreements is very high, although there are no legal mechanisms to extend agreements to entire sectors. In 2018, 83% of all private sector employees were covered by collective agreements, 100% of public sector employees and 90% in total (across the labour market).