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Explain why cooperative approaches may stand up to legal review more easily in unionized plants than in non-unionized environments?

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The most likely reason for this is that the presence of a union at a firm makes it less likely that a court will find that a cooperative approach has actually been coerced.  When there is a union in place, it is clear that the workers have a voice in what happens to them.  Any deal made with them is the result of collective bargaining.  This is not necessarily true in a firm where there is no union.  In such a firm, it is much more possible that management has coerced workers into doing something that they did not want to do. 

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