Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining Cases, Practice, and Law

ISBN-10: 0131868721

ISBN-13: 9780131868724

Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Michael R. Carrell, Christina Heavrin

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The eighth edition of this best-selling book continues to provide readers with a realistic picture of actual collective bargaining and labor relations situations drawn from the authors considerable experiences. Sections of actual labor agreements as well as arbitration cases and decisions of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the courts illustrate and emphasize contemporary issues of collective bargaining and labor relations. Experts in the fields of labor law and arbitration have contributed ldquo;tipsrdquo; on how the concepts in the book can actually be applied. In addition to covering history and law, workplace challenges, the collective bargaining process, and labor contracts, major features of this new edition include expanded coverage of public sector labor relations, international collective bargaining issues, union organizing and avoidance strategies, and collective bargaining in professional sports. Because of its comprehensive coverage and excellent resource material, this book is an excellent reference for human resource directors, labor relations directors, personnel directors, and labor negotiators.
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Book details

List price: $180.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 672
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Preface
Labor Relations Overview
History and Law
The Roots of the American Labor Movement
Growth of National Unions
Early Judicial Regulation
Pro-Labor Legislation
The Creation of a National Labor Policy
Public-Sector Collective Bargaining
Summary
Interfering with the Employee's Right to Unionize
Discriminating Against Union Members
You Be the Arbitrator: Should an Employee's File Be Expunged?
Exercise: Sources of Labor Relations Information
Challenges and Opportunities
Workplace Changes
The Challenges
The Opportunities
Employee Teams
Why Unionize?
Unions Today
Unions in Professional Sports
Workforce Diversity
Summary
Job Performance
Company Unions
You Be the Arbitrator: Can a "Just Cause" Standard Be Satisfied Without Proving Fault?
Exercise: Attitudes Toward Unions
The Collective Bargaining Process
Establishing a Bargaining Unit
What Is Collective Bargaining?
The National Labor Relations Board
Bargaining Unit Determination
Bargaining Unit Determination in the Public Sector
Union Structure
Public-Sector Unions
Representation Elections
The Organizing Drive
Union Security
Individual Rights Within Unions
Summary
Duty of Fair Representation
Employer's Unlawful Assistance to Union
You Be the Arbitrator: "Just Cause" for Termination
Exercise: Certification Election
Unfair Labor Practices
Organizational Campaigns
Union Organizing Strategies
Union Avoidance Strategies by Management
Unfair Labor Practices by Employers
Unfair Labor Practices by Labor Organizations
Duty to Bargain in Good Faith
Duty to Furnish Information
The Authority of the NLRB
Unfair Labor Practices in the Public Sector
Summary
Unfair Labor Practice by an Employer
Unfair Labor Practice by a Union
You Be the Arbitrator: Bereavement Leave
Exercise: What Do You Really Know About Organizational Campaign Unfair Labor Practices?
Negotiating an Agreement
The Bargaining Process
Bargaining Techniques
Impasse
Bargaining in the Public Sector
Summary
Surface Bargaining
Surface Bargaining
You Be the Arbitrator: School Bus Drivers
Exercise: Develop Your Own Negotiating Skills
Cost of Labor Contracts
Wage and Salary Issues
Union Wage Concerns
Management Wage Concerns
Negotiated Wage Adjustments
Wage Negotiation Issues
Wage Surveys
Costing Wage Proposals
Union Wages and Inflation
Public Employee Wage and Salary Issues
Summary
Premium Pay Rates
Incentive Pay
You Be the Arbitrator: Scheduling Saturday as Part of the Workweek
Exercise: Wage Provisions
Employee Benefits Issues
Concession Bargaining
Required Benefits
Negotiated Benefits
Income Maintenance Plans
Health Care
Pay for Time Not Worked
Premium Pay
Employee Services
Public-Sector Benefits Issues
Summary
Paid Leaves of Absence
Employee Benefits
You Be the Arbitrator: Not Working a 40-Hour Week
Exercise: Flexible Benefit Decisions
Job Security and Seniority
Job Security
Seniority
Calculation of Seniority
Promotions
Layoff and Recall Rights
Advanced Notice of Shutdown
Shared Work
Determining Ability
Company Mergers
Successorship
Employee Alcohol and Drug Testing
Public-Sector Security Issues
Summary
Relocating Work Without Bargaining
Drug Testing
You Be the Arbitrator: Subcontracting Work or Union Busting?
Exercise: Merging Seniority Lists
The Labor Relations Process in Action
Implementing the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Reducing an Agreement to Writing
Contract Enforcement
Rights and Prohibited Conduct
Public-Sector Contract Enforcement Issues
Summary
Contract Interpretation
Duty to Bargain
You Be the Arbitrator: Reassignment of Job Duties
Exercise: Provisional Intent
Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures
Sources of Employee Grievances
Steps in a Grievance Procedure
Functions of Grievance Procedures
Employee Misconduct
Disciplinary Procedures
Grievance Mediation
Public-Sector Grievance Issues
Summary
Insubordination of a Police Officer While in Pursuit of a Stolen Vehicle
Grooming Standards at Southwest Airlines
You Be the Arbitrator: Employee Writing Threats
Exercise: Source of Grievances
The Arbitration Process
History and Legal State of Arbitration
Arbitration of Statutory Rights in Union and Nonunion Cases
Types of Arbitration
Selecting the Arbitrator
Determining Arbitrability
Hearing Procedures
Case Preparation
Contractual Issues
Arbitration Issues in the Public Sector
Summary
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Arbitrability
You Be the Arbitrator: Alleged Theft of Company Property
Exercise: Use of the Arbitration Process
Comparative Global Industrial Relations
Globalization
World Wide Labor Movement
International Labour Organization
Anglophone Countries
European Union Nations
Far East
Summary
Insider Trading by Union Official
You Be the Arbitrator: Minimum Wage
Exercise: Attitudes toward Unions
Texts of Statutes
National Labor Relations Act
Labor-Management Relations Act
Endnotes
Glossary
Photo Credits
Index
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