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Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
Synopses & Reviews
This book develops a deep understanding of the theory and practice of collective bargaining and labor relations, providing students with the conceptual framework for grasping changes taking place in the field of labor relations and collective bargaining. The Fourth Edition has been significantly updated and revised—containing a number of totally new chapters and sections on the most relevant topics in the field today—yet it retains the rich institutional detail that puts current developments into perspective.
Book News Annotation:
This comprehensive edition (last edition, 1992) includes many revisions which build on the already substantial institutional detail necessary to put new developments into perspective. Updates include new chapters and sections on the current state and future outlook for the labor movement; mutual gains bargaining; ethics; the role of computers in collective bargaining; and the report and recommendations of the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Table of Contents
1. Development and Growth of the Labor Moment.
2. The State of the Labor Movement.
3. Evolution of the Legal Framework for Private-Sector Collective Bargaining.
4. Some Effects of the Law on Unions and Management.
5. Union and Employer Organizational Structure in the Private Sector.
6. Management and Union Security.
7. Bargaining Structure.
8. Preparation for Bargaining.
9. The Negotiation Process.
10. Bargaining Theory and Bargaining Power.
11. Costing of Labor Contracts.
12. The Computer and the Collective Bargaining Process.
13. Ethical and Unethical Conduct and the Collective Bargaining Process.
14. Dispute Resolution and Regulation.
15. Contract Administration.
16. Public Sector Collective Bargaining.
17. Reports of the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations.
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