The Labor Relations Process / Edition 5by William H. Jr. Holley, Kenneth M. Jennings
Pub. Date: 10/28/1993
Publisher: Dryden Press FL
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.
Table of Contents
PART I. RECOGNIZING RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF UNIONS AND MANAGEMENT. 1. Union-Management Relationships in Perspective. 2. Evolution of Labor-Management Relationships. 3. Legal Influences. 4. Unions and Management: Key Participants in the Labor Relations Process. 5. Why and How Unions are Organized.
PART II. NEGOTIATING AND ADMINISTERING THE LABOR AGREEMENT. 6. Negotiating the Labor Agreement. 7. Resolving Negotiation Impasses and Developing Cooperation. 8. Contract Administration. 9. Labor and Employment Arbitration.
PART III. THE OUTCOMES OF THE LABOR RELATIONS PROCESS: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ISSUES. 10. Employee Discipline. 11. Institutional Issues: Managerial Rights, Union Security, and the Rights of Minority and Female Employees
12.Administrative Issues. 13. Economic Issues.
PART IV. APPLYING THE LABOR RELATIONS PROCESS TO DIFFERENT LABOR RELATIONS SYSTEMS. 14. Labor Relations in the Public Sector. 15. Labor Relations in Multinational Corporations and in Other Countries.
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