Last published in 1986, this dictionary aims to provide explanation of terms and phrases used in the area of labor-management relations, summaries of important laws and cases, and brief histories of more than 200 unions with their addresses. Many of its 4,400 brief entries end with bibliographies listing a total of 6,700 references to in-depth studies and primary sources, both books and periodicals. In addition, 4,000 cross-references are provided
Arranged alphabetically, entries include new terms such as "dislocated worker" and "concession bargaining" and historical terms such as "National Child Labor Committee" and "labor colleges". This new edition pays special attention to updating entries, deleting some terms, and changing others to reflect current usage. An example of the latter is the evolution of the term "severance pay" from dismissal compensation. Altogether, 200 new entries appear. Another significant improvement is the updating of the sources listed after definitions, including, if possible, the acknowledged authority on the topic. New titles have also been added to the general bibliography found at the end of the volume
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**** A reference providing labor lawyers, negotiators, union personnel, human resource professionals, educators, and others with extensive coverage of the terms and phrases used in industrial relations. The third edition (1986) is cited in Sheehy Suppl.. The present edition adds some 200 new entries and numerous expansions and revisions of entries from earlier editions. In all, it contains some 4,400 entries, 4,000 cross-references, 6,700 source references, citations to and summaries of important cases, and national/international union listings with address and phone numbers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)