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Buyer’s remorse often sets in when a purchaser realizes that a newly acquired business or facility comes equipped with a union contract that makes it both difficult and expensive to operate in the manner the purchaser anticipated. Frustration deepens when the purchaser realizes that it may take years and an uphill battle before meaningful changes can be made to the collective bargaining relationship. However, these types of situations can be substantially less cumbersome if the purchaser takes some simple steps prior to closing a deal. Below are the top seven ways a prospective purchaser can protect its right to begin operations on the most favorable labor and employment terms possible: