Mutual Gains: A Guide to Union-Management Cooperation

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"Points the way to widened worker participation, greater employment security, and improved competitiveness for workers and employers alike." William Batt, U.S. Department of Labor
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Overview

"Points the way to widened worker participation, greater employment security, and improved competitiveness for workers and employers alike." William Batt, U.S. Department of Labor
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New edition of a text for managers and unionists. Coverage includes union and management perspectives on cooperation, a guide to various approaches and to design of effective cooperative efforts, and a presentation of the financial side of cooperation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875463124
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: 4/13/2000
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Pt. I Union and Management Perspectives on Cooperation 1
1 What Is Union-Management Cooperation 3
2 The Union's Decision to Cooperate 23
3 Management's Decision to Cooperate 34
Pt. II Guide to Approaches to Union-Management Cooperation 47
4 Reorienting the Roots: Collective Bargaining and Grievance Procedures as Problem-Solving Tools 49
5 Building Linking Structures: Labor-Management Committees 76
6 Developing New Organizational Structures: Quality Circles to Sociotechnical Redesign 102
7 Creating New Opportunities: Cooperation on Marketing, Service, and Product Development 128
8 Achieving Quality: A Joint Union-Management Commitment 144
Pt. III The Design of Effective Union-Management Cooperative Efforts 167
9 First Steps: Deciding Whether to Cooperate and Getting Started 169
10 Setting Clear Direction: Designing and Planning an Effective Union-Management Cooperative Program 182
11 Taking Charge: Governing and Managing a Union-Management Cooperative Program 198
12 Building Skills: Developing and Delivering Training for a Union-Management Cooperative Program 212
13 Creating Awareness: Communications and Publicity in a Union-Management Cooperative Program 224
14 Keeping Tabs: Monitoring and Evaluating Union-Management Cooperative Programs 235
Pt. IV The Financial Side of Cooperation 251
15 Sharing the Pie: Alternative Reward Systems, Collective Bargaining, and Profit Sharing 253
16 More for More: Individual Incentive Plans, Small Group Incentives, Pay for Performance, and Pay for Knowledge 261
17 Gainsharing: Scanlon, Rucker, Improshare, and Customized Plans 279
18 Taking Stock: Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Employee Ownership 300
Notes 317
Index 331
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