Labor-Management Relations in Puerto Rico during the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

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Hernández-Díaz documents the 20th-century history of the Puerto Rican labor movement with this first scholarly treatment of labor-management relations on the island. While the United States mainland and Latin America have influenced labor relations in Puerto Rico, significant legal, political, economic, and social factors are unique to the region, and the author offers a comprehensive analysis of the similarities and differences between the U.S. and Puerto Rican systems. Drawing on official documents and reports from unions and local and federal government agencies, labor-management cases from the executive and judicial branches, newspaper and academic articles, books, and personal interviews, she examines union organizing, collective bargaining, contract administration, labor-management conflict, and procedures for resolution within the Puerto Rican industrial relations system. Students of labor-management relations and those who study public administration, social or political science, and labor law, as well as workers, unions, managers, and labor relations officials, will find this a valuable reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813029481
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: New Directions in Puerto Rican Studies Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Arleen Hernández-Díaz is professor in the department of management of the College of Business Administration at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras campus. She has published articles in several journals.
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Table of Contents

1 The development of the labor movement : the first half of the century 1
2 Industrialization and union growth : the second half of the century 18
3 Labor legislation and the role of government 45
4 The structure and strategies of management 64
5 Union organizing and the structure for representation 88
6 Union strategies for collective bargaining and contract administration 114
7 Labor-management conflict and procedures for its resolution 136
8 Public-sector bargaining : an overview 161
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