Labor Relations: Striking a Balance / Edition 1

Labor Relations: Striking a Balance / Edition 1

by John W. Budd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072842210

ISBN-13: 9780072842210

Pub. Date: 02/27/2004

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Understanding Labor Relations in the 21st Century

John Budd continues to present the most dynamic, engaging approach to understanding labor relations in the 21st century with Labor Relations, 3/e. Budd's text shows labor relations as a system for balancing employment relationship goals (efficiency, equity, and voice) and the rights of

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Understanding Labor Relations in the 21st Century

John Budd continues to present the most dynamic, engaging approach to understanding labor relations in the 21st century with Labor Relations, 3/e. Budd's text shows labor relations as a system for balancing employment relationship goals (efficiency, equity, and voice) and the rights of labor and management. Labor Relations moves beyond a process-based focus in studying this topic by placing the discussion of contemporary U.S. processes into the context of underlying themes, such as what the goals of the system are, whether or not those goals are being fulfilled, and if reform is needed. Central topics are placed in the broader context of the goals of the employment relationship, conflicting rights, and the current business environment. Budd's broader context, therefore, makes labor relations more engaging and relevant to students.

Third Edition feature include:
� A condensed, foundation section that opens the book, allowing students and instructors to cover labor history, labor law, and key labor relations processes earlier in the book.
� A streamlined text to improve student accessibility. The text has been reduced from 14 to 13 chapters, with shorter, focused chapters and more advanced topics moved to "Digging Deeper" features at the end of the relevant chapters. Numerous subheadings have also been added to the text to foster great student comprehension.
� Updated dicussion of important public policy topics, especially the Employee Free Choice Act, debates over NLRB decisions on company e-mail policies and supervisors, prospects for reversals of Bush-era legal rulings under the Obama administration, the transfer of retiree benefits from the Big Three automakers to the UAW, and the possibility of a reunification between the AFL-CIO and Change to Win.
� Increased coverage of labor-management partnerships and numerous other contemporary updates throughout the text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072842210
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/27/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1Foundations1
Ch. 1Contemporary labor relations : objectives, practices, and challenges3
Ch. 2Labor unions : good or bad?31
Ch. 3Labor relations outcomes : individuals and the environment63
Pt. 2The U.S. new deal industrial relations systems93
Ch. 4Historical development95
Ch. 5Labor law139
Ch. 6Labor and management : strategies, structures, and rights185
Ch. 7Union organizing213
Ch. 8Bargaining247
Ch. 9Impasse, strikes, and dispute resolution281
Ch. 10Contract clauses and their administration317
Pt. 3Issues for the 21st century359
Ch. 11Flexibility and employee involvement361
Ch. 12Globalization397
Pt. 4Reflection433
Ch. 13Comparative labor relations435
Ch. 14What should labor relations do?467

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