Swings And Misses

Swings And Misses

by Kenneth M. Jennings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275957977

ISBN-13: 9780275957971

Pub. Date: 09/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In this follow-up to Balls and Strikes: The Money Game in Professional Baseball (Praeger, 1990), Jennings examines the state of professional baseball's labor relations during a nearly 25 year period, focusing on the background and the outcome of the 1994 baseball strike. Jennings concludes by suggesting ways to improve future labor relations in the sport

Overview

In this follow-up to Balls and Strikes: The Money Game in Professional Baseball (Praeger, 1990), Jennings examines the state of professional baseball's labor relations during a nearly 25 year period, focusing on the background and the outcome of the 1994 baseball strike. Jennings concludes by suggesting ways to improve future labor relations in the sport.

While the entire professional sports industry generates less revenue than sales of Fruit of the Loom underwear, a lengthy strike in professional baseball assures a national notoriety far beyond its economic impact. When the 1994 strike was underway, scores of members of Congress were involved in related investigations and legislation, while President Clinton invoked the public interest in his efforts to resolve the dispute.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275957971
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/1997
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Collective Bargaining Experiences and Results, 1966-1990

Owners' Economic Concerns Affecting the 1993-1996 Negotiations

Owners' Organizational Frictions Affecting Current Labor Relations: From Steinbrenner to Vincent to Schott

Bargaining Precursors and Dormancy Through the 1994 World Series Cancellation

Non-Productive Collective Bargaining After the World Series Cancellation Until the 1995 Spring Training Season

Labor Relations Developments from the 1995 Spring Training Until Judge Sotomayor's Decision

Vanishing Labor-Management Relationships Through the Remainder of 1995

Management-Labor Ambivalence During the First Eight Months of 1996

Lethargy, Yet Eventual Settlement

Summary, Possible Implications, and Prospects

Appendix: Chronology of Events in Baseball's Labor Relations Activities, 1992-1996

Baseball Bibliographic Note

Selected Bibliography

Index

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