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Labor Relations

ISBN-10: 013196223X
ISBN-13: 9780131962231
Edition: 12th 2007 (Revised)
List price: $196.00
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Book details

List price: $196.00
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Pearson Education
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Labor Relations, the most accurate, readable, timely, and valuable book of its kind on the market, provides readers with a basic understanding of unionism in its natural habitat and a fundamental appreciation of the union-management process. It focuses on the negotiation and administration of labor agreements, and emphasizes the more significant bargaining issues. The 12th edition includes much new material and an extensively revised and updated bibliography. For vice-presidents and directors of labor relations, union presidents, and others who are full-time labor-management professionals for either managements or unions.

Arthur A. Sloane is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Delaware.

Preface
Setting the Stage
Organized Labor and the Management Community: An Overview
The Staying Power of Unions
The State of the Unions Today
White-Collar Employees
Some Probable Explanations
Some Grounds for Union Optimism
Labor's Present Strategic Power
Why Workers Join Unions
Why Managers Resist Unions
Labor Relations Consultants
Labor Relations in the Public Sector
The Growth of Public-Sector Unionism: Some Explanations
The Public-Employee Unionist: The Strike Issue
Public Employees and Harder Times
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
The White-Collar Union Organizer
An Overture from a Business Agent
The Environmental Framework
The Historical Framework
The Eighteenth Century: Genesis of the American Labor Movement
The First Unions and Their Limited Successes
Revival, Innovation, and Disillusionment
The Laying of the Foundation for Modern Unionism and Some Mixed Performances
The Rise and Fall of the Knights of Labor
The Formation of the AFL and Its Realistic Master Plan
The Early Years of the AFL and Some Mixed Results
Wartime Gains and Peacetime Losses
The Great Depression and the AFL's Resurgence in Spite of Itself
The CIO's Challenge to the AFL
World War II
Public Reaction and Private Merger
Organized Labor Since the Merger
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
The Frustrated Labor Historian
A Vote of No Confidence
The Legal Framework
The Era of Judicial Control
The Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932
The Wagner Act of 1935
From the Wagner Act to Taft-Hartley
The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
The Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959
Public Policy in Recent Years
Permanent Replacements for Strikers: Another Worry for Labor
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
A Question of Definition
Alleged Union Paranoia
Union Behavior: Structure, Government, and Operation
The AFL-CIO
The National Union
The Local Union
Union Finances
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
Higher Pay for National Union Presidents
Qualifications for Union Office
Collective Bargaining
At the Bargaining Table
Preparation for Negotiations
The Bargaining Process: Early Stages
The Bargaining Process: Later Stages
The Bargaining Process: Final Stages
Crisis Situations
Testing and Proofreading
Coordinated Bargaining, Multinationals, and Unions in Other Countries
Boulwarism: A Different Way of Doing Things
Some Further Complexities
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
Trying to Strike a Balance
An Advocate of Boulwarism
Grievances and Arbitration
Grievance Procedure
Grievance Procedure: Its Flexibility
Arbitration
The Trilogy Cases
Arbitration Costs and Time Lag
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
A Dissenting View Regarding Arbitration
An Embarrassing Incident for the Arbitrator
Wage Issues under Collective Bargaining
Determination of the Basic Wage Rate
Cost of Living
Wage Differentials
Overtime and Flextime
Job Evaluation and Job Comparison
Concessionary Bargaining
Two-Tier Wage Systems
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
Dispensation
An Employee Refusal to Work Overtime
Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining
Pension and Retirement Plans
Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings Plans
Vacations with Pay
Holidays with Pay
Negotiated Health-Insurance Plans
Dismissal Pay
Reporting Pay
Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
The Case of Henry Jennings
The Case of Timmy Aldrich
Institutional Issues under Collective Bargaining
Union Membership as a Condition of Employment
Forms of Union Security
The Checkoff
Union Obligations
Managerial Prerogatives
Codetermination and Unions in the Boardroom
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
Quality of Work Life Programs
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
A Question of Freedom
An Original Proposal
Administrative Issues under Collective Bargaining
Seniority
Discharge and Discipline
Safety and Health of Employees
Production Standards and Staffing
Technological Change
Plant Closings
Some Concluding Thoughts
Minicases
The Dangerous Knife
Vocal Criticism by an Employee
Arbitration Cases
A Loaded Handgun and Suspected Cocaine in Her Purse
Fighting on the Employer's Premises
Abusive Language Toward a Supervisor
Overlooked for an Unanticipated Vacancy
Employees on Medical Leave
Blame for a Major Accident
Subcontracting of a Packaging Line Installation
Discharge for Fraud
"Continuity of Skills"
An Antinepotism Policy
A Laid-off Glass Worker
Alleged Insubordination
A Laid-off Senior Employee
The Creative Reporter
Ten Days to Learn
The Discharge of Matthew B. Flynn
Mock Negotiation Problem
Glossary
Index

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