This unique study of labor relations and the phenomenon of peripheral bargaining focuses on the high-profile and bitter dispute at the New York Daily News in 1990. Using a dramatic case study involving one of New York City's oldest newspapers, 10 entrenched unions, the Chicago Tribune Company, publishing magnate Robert Maxwell, and 1.2 million Daily News readers, Kenneth Jennings provides systematic and extensive analysis of a rancorous collective bargaining effort, revealing a new development in labor-management relations; peripheral bargaining. This development threatens to erode the well-established practice of traditional bargaining and usher in a new, more hostile labor-management era.
About the Author
KENNETH M. JENNINGS is a professor of industrial relations at the University of North Florida. He is the author of several books including The Labor Relations Process (4th edition) and Balls and Strikes: The Money Game in Professional Baseball (Praeger, 1990).
Table of Contents
Influences Affecting the 1990 Daily News Negotiations
Bargaining Expectations and Experiences around the News' 1990 Contract Expiration Date
The Battle of Wounded Knee: Antecedents and Aftermath
The Strike's Next Month
Seventy More Days of Peripheral Bargaining: Conditions and Activities
Bargaining Table Behavior and Results
Developments after the Sale of the News to Maxwell
Appendix: List of Reporters Whose Articles Served as a Data Base