Collective Barganing in the Private Sector / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Cornell University Press
Private-sector collective bargaining in the United States is under siege. Many factors have contributed to this situation, including the development of global markets, a continuing antipathy toward unions by managers, and the declining effectiveness of strikes. This volume examines collective bargaining in eight major industriesairlines, automobile manufacturing, health care, hotels and casinos, newspaper publishing, professional sports, telecommunications, and truckingto gain insight into the challenges the parties face and how they have responded to those challenges.The authors suggest that collective bargaining is evolving differently across the industries studied. While the forces constraining bargaining have not abated, changes in the global environment, including new security considerations, may create opportunities for unions. Across the industries, one thing is clearprivate-sector collective bargaining is rapidly changing.
About the Author
Paul F. Clark is Head and Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Penn State University. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including Building More Effective Unions and Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector, both from Cornell.
Ann C. Frost is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Ontario.
Table of Contents
|Introduction--Private-Sector Collective Bargaining: Is This the End or a New Beginning?||1|
|Chapter 1||Airlines: Can Collective Bargaining Weather the Storm?||15|
|Chapter 2||Autos: Continuity and Change in Collective Bargaining||55|
|Chapter 3||Health Care: A Growing Role for Collective Bargaining||91|
|Chapter 4||Hotels and Casinos: Collective Bargaining During a Decade of Expansion||137|
|Chapter 5||Newspapers: Collective Bargaining Decline Amidst Technological Change||179|
|Chapter 6||Professional Sports: Collective Bargaining in the Spotlight||217|
|Chapter 7||Telecommunications: Collective Bargaining in an Era of Industry Reconsolidation||263|
|Chapter 8||Trucking: Collective Bargaining Takes a Rocky Road||311|
|Chapter 9||Practitioner Commentary||343|
|Chapter 10||Practitioner Commentary||361|
|About the Contributors||375|