Most countries have laws or regulations that govern the subsequent recognition of the union and whether existing collective agreements would remain in force in the event of closure or transfer of ownership. National practice may provide for a certain degree of flexibility in application, taking into account the conditions of the transfer of ownership, such as . B bankruptcy. The Swedish Confederation of Industrial Employers is bound by thirteen collective agreements. Seven of them are workers` contracts. The workers` union Industrifacket Metall is the counterpart in five agreements, Pappers (The Swedish Paper Workers` Union), GS (the Swedish Forestry, Wood and Graphics Workers` Union) in one each and SEKO (The Service and Communication Workers` Union) in two. The Swedish Confederation of Industrial Employers is also bound by four collective agreements for employees. The counterparts to this agreement are the employee unions Ledarna (the Swedish organisation of managers), Unionen and Sveriges Ingenjörer (Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers). In addition, the Swedish Confederation of Industrial Employers is bound by a collective agreement which includes both counterparties and employees in the same agreement with Pappers (The Swedish Paper Workers` Union) as a fellow worker. In 1931, the Supreme Court was appointed in Texas & N.O.R.
Co. v. The Brotherhood of Railway Clerks maintained the legal prohibition on employers interfering in the selection of negotiators.  In 1962, President Kennedy signed an Executive Order establishing the right of public sector employee unions to bargain collectively with federal agencies.  Other collective agreements contain rules on the relationship between an employer and individual employees. Such agreements may be concluded both at the central level, by the parties described above, and at the local level between a particular employer and the local trade union represented in the enterprise. It is common for a central agreement on the terms and conditions of employment of each employee to be supplemented by local agreements. This is the standard procedure among member companies of the Swedish Industrial Employers` Association. .