Labor Relations / Edition 11

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Overview

Labor Relations: Development, Structure, Process by John Fossum presents the history and development of labor relations, bargaining structures and issues, and the process of negotiations and contract administration. The 11th edition addresses the increasing importance of health care costs, access, legislation, and regulation. Fossum explores the structure and internal politics of union organizations, union organizing and union avoidance, while reflecting and balancing the viewpoints of both labor and management, including economic, institutional, and behavioral perspectives.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078029158
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 151,796
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Fossum received his PhD from Michigan State University. He is an established author in the labor relations/personnel area. He is currently a full professor and the director of the Industrial Relations Center at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1

Ch. 2 The Evolution of American Labor 26

Ch. 3 Employment Law and Federal Agencies 60

Ch. 4 Union Structure and Government 90

Ch. 5 Unions: Member and Leader Attitudes, Behaviors, and Political Activities 124

Ch. 6 Union Organizing Campaigns 152

Ch. 7 Union Avoidance: Rationale, Strategies, and Practices 191

Ch. 8 The Environment for Bargaining 215

Ch. 9 Wage and Benefit Issues in Bargaining 252

Ch. 10 Nonwage Issues in Bargaining 294

Ch. 11 Contract Negotiations 320

Ch. 12 Impasses and Their Resolution 394

Ch. 13 Union-Management Cooperation 429

Ch. 14 Contract Administration 462

Ch. 15 Grievance Arbitration 490

Ch. 16 Public Sector Labor Relations 521

Ch. 17 A Survey of Labor Relations in Market Economies 554

Glossary 581

Author Index 593

Subject Index 599

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