The Labor Relations Process / Edition 6

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This comprehensive text provides the current information on research studies, issues and events in labor relations. The book integrates real-world examples and quotes from practitioners in order to bring this dynamic field to life. The Labor Relations Process examines the labor movement from its inception to current and emerging trends, including such topics as unions, labor agreements, collective bargaining, arbitration and labor relations in various business segments including government, white collar, and international contexts. The book gives an in-depth analysis of all facets of the relationship between management and labor, including a study of the rights and responsibilities of unions and management, the negotiation and administration of labor agreements, and labor-management cooperation. Other topics that are explored include the results of the labor relations process and collective bargaining issues such as health care costs containment, pensions, labor productivity and alternative work arrangements.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780030180095
  • Publisher: Dryden Press FL
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Series: Dryden Press Series in Management
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 738
  • Product dimensions: 7.81 (w) x 9.48 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

William H. Holley, Jr., taught labor relations, collective bargaining, and arbitration for 32 years at Auburn University, and has served as an arbitrator for more than 30 years in most major industries, from airlines to professional sports to the postal service. He received his B.S. and M.B.A. from Mississippi State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. He has been active in the Southern Management Association, a division of the Academy of Management, where he has served as Secretary and President, and on the editorial board of the JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT for three terms. He is a coauthor of PERSONNEL/HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT with Ken Jennings and of LABOR RELATIONS: AN EXPERIENTIAL AND CASE APPROACH with Roger Wolters. His research has been published in a wide range of journals, such as the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, LABOR LAW JOURNAL, PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY, and others. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, served as its Executive Secretary-Treasurer and on the Board of Governors, and now serves as Vice President.

Kenneth M. Jennings, Jr., was the Richard de Raismes Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of North Florida, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in labor relations and human resource management. After receiving his B.S. from Knox College and M.S. from the University of Illinois, he spent four years with Union Carbide in various industrial relations assignments. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, and was a faculty member at the University of North Florida for more than 20 years. Ken was a prolific scholar and is remembered by his students as an exciting and engaging teacher. He wrotenumerous books (BALLS AND STRIKES: THE MONEY GAME IN PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL AND LABOR RELATIONS AT THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) and articles in journals such as INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW, INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMENT, PERSONNEL JOURNAL, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS LAW JOURNAL, AND TRANSPORTATION JOURNAL. He was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, and an avid collector of jazz recordings and baseball cards.

Roger S. Wolters is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Auburn University. Dr. Wolters received his B.B.A. and M.A. from the University of North Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Labor and Industrial Relations. Wolters' primary teaching interests include labor law, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution. He is the co-author of LABOR RELATIONS: AN EXPERIENTIAL AND CASE APPROACH with William H. Holley, Jr. His research has been published in a variety of journals including LABOR LAW JOURNAL, ARBITRATION JOURNAL, EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RIGHTS JOURNAL, JOURNAL OF CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, and others. He has engaged in consulting with private and public organizations and served as an Administrative Hearing Officer in the grievance procedure of the City of Auburn, Alabama. Dr. Wolters is a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Outside interests include golf and motorcycling.

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Table of Contents

1.Union-Management Relationships in Perspective.
2.Evolution of Labor-Management Relationships.
3.Labor Law: Background and Basic Principles.
4.Unions and Management: Key Participants in the Labor Relations Process.
5.Why and How Unions are Organized.
6.Negotiating the Labor Agreement.
7.Economic Issues.
8.Administrative Issues.
9.Resolving Negotiation (Interest) Disputes.
10.Contract Administration.
11.Labor and Employment Arbitration.
12.Employee Discipline.
13.Labor Relations in the Public Sector.
14.Labor Relations in Multinational Corporations and in Other Countries.

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