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Labor Relations

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Edition:
13th
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9780131962231

ISBN10:
013196223X
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2010
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
PART I: SETTING THE STAGE
1(44)
Organized Labor and the Management Community: An Overview
1(44)
The Staying Power of Unions
3(1)
The State of the Unions Today
3(4)
White-Collar Employees
7(2)
Some Probable Explanations
9(4)
Some Grounds for Union Optimism
13(4)
Labor's Present Strategic Power
17(2)
Why Workers Join Unions
19(6)
Why Managers Resist Unions
25(3)
Labor Relations Consultants
28(1)
Labor Relations in the Public Sector
29(3)
The Growth of Public-Sector Unionism: Some Explanations
32(3)
The Public-Employee Unionist: The Strike Issue
35(3)
Public Employees and Harder Times
38(1)
Some Concluding Thoughts
38(3)
Minicases
The White-Collar Union Organizer
41(1)
An Overture from a Business Agent
41(4)
PART II: THE ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK
45(148)
The Historical Framework
45(38)
The Eighteenth Century: Genesis of the American Labor Movement
48(1)
The First Unions and Their Limited Successes
49(1)
Revival, Innovation, and Disillusionment
50(1)
The Laying of the Foundation for Modern Unionism and Some Mixed Performances
50(2)
The Rise and Fall of the Knights of Labor
52(2)
The Formation of the AFL and Its Realistic Master Plan
54(4)
The Early Years of the AFL and Some Mixed Results
58(2)
Wartime Gains and Peacetime Losses
60(3)
The Great Depression and the AFL's Resurgence in Spite of Itself
63(3)
The CIO's Challenge to the AFL
66(3)
World War II
69(2)
Public Reaction and Private Merger
71(2)
Organized Labor Since the Merger
73(6)
Some Concluding Thoughts
79(1)
Minicases
The Frustrated Labor Historian
80(1)
A Vote of No Confidence
81(2)
The Legal Framework
83(50)
The Era of Judicial Control
84(1)
The Norris-LaGuardia Act of 1932
85(1)
The Wagner Act of 1935
86(11)
From the Wagner Act to Taft-Hartley
97(3)
The Taft-Hartley Act of 1947
100(18)
The Landrum-Griffin Act of 1959
118(4)
Public Policy in Recent Years
122(4)
Permanent Replacements for Strikers: Another Worry for Labor
126(3)
Some Concluding Thoughts
129(2)
Minicases
A Question of Definition
131(1)
Alleged Union Paranoia
131(2)
Union Behavior: Structure, Government, and Operation
133(60)
The AFL-CIO
134(15)
The National Union
149(28)
The Local Union
177(8)
Union Finances
185(3)
Some Concluding Thoughts
188(2)
Minicases
Higher Pay for National Union Presidents
190(1)
Qualifications for Union Office
190(3)
PART III: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
193(218)
At the Bargaining Table
193(45)
Preparation for Negotiations
195(10)
The Bargaining Process: Early Stages
205(3)
The Bargaining Process: Later Stages
208(4)
The Bargaining Process: Final Stages
212(3)
Crisis Situations
215(4)
Testing and Proofreading
219(1)
Coordinated Bargaining, Multinationals, and Unions in Other Countries
220(3)
Boulwarism: A Different Way of Doing Things
223(1)
Some Further Complexities
224(11)
Some Concluding Thoughts
235(1)
Minicases
Trying to Strike a Balance
236(1)
An Advocate of Boulwarism
236(2)
Grievances and Arbitration
238(37)
Grievance Procedure
239(4)
Grievance Procedure: Its Flexibility
243(1)
Arbitration
244(2)
The Trilogy Cases
246(22)
Arbitration Costs and Time Lag
268(4)
Some Concluding Thoughts
272(1)
Minicases
A Dissenting View Regarding Arbitration
272(1)
An Embarrassing Incident for the Arbitrator
273(2)
Wage Issues under Collective Bargaining
275(31)
Determination of the Basic Wage Rate
276(6)
Cost of Living
282(7)
Wage Differentials
289(2)
Overtime and Flextime
291(6)
Job Evaluation and Job Comparison
297(1)
Concessionary Bargaining
298(3)
Two-Tier Wage Systems
301(2)
Some Concluding Thoughts
303(1)
Minicases
Dispensation
304(1)
An Employee Refusal to Work Overtime
304(2)
Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining
306(27)
Pension and Retirement Plans
308(5)
Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings Plans
313(1)
Vacations with Pay
314(4)
Holidays with Pay
318(2)
Negotiated Health-Insurance Plans
320(2)
Dismissal Pay
322(1)
Reporting Pay
323(1)
Supplementary Unemployment Benefit Plans
324(3)
Some Concluding Thoughts
327(3)
Minicases
The Case of Henry Jennings
330(1)
The Case of Timmy Aldrich
331(2)
Institutional Issues under Collective Bargaining
333(32)
Union Membership as a Condition of Employment
334(1)
Forms of Union Security
334(6)
The Checkoff
340(3)
Union Obligations
343(4)
Managerial Prerogatives
347(4)
Codetermination and Unions in the Boardroom
351(3)
Employee Stock Ownership Plans
354(2)
Quality of Work Life Programs
356(6)
Some Concluding Thoughts
362(1)
Minicases
A Question of Freedom
363(1)
An Original Proposal
363(2)
Administrative Issues under Collective Bargaining
365(46)
Seniority
366(11)
Discharge and Discipline
377(5)
Safety and Health of Employees
382(7)
Production Standards and Staffing
389(4)
Technological Change
393(13)
Plant Closings
406(1)
Some Concluding Thoughts
407(1)
Minicases
The Dangerous Knife
408(1)
Vocal Criticism by an Employee
408(3)
PART IV: ARBITRATION CASES
411(36)
Case 1 A Loaded Handgun and Suspected Cocaine in Her Purse
411(2)
Case 2 Fighting on the Employer's Premises
413(3)
Case 3 Abusive Language Toward a Supervisor
416(3)
Case 4 Overlooked for an Unanticipated Vacancy
419(2)
Case 5 Employees on Medical Leave
421(2)
Case 6 Blame for a Major Accident
423(2)
Case 7 Subcontracting of a Packaging Line Installation
425(1)
Case 8 Discharge for Fraud
426(2)
Case 9 ``Continuity of Skills''
428(1)
Case 10 An Antinepotism Policy
429(3)
Case 11 A Laid-off Glass Worker
432(4)
Case 12 Alleged Insubordination
436(1)
Case 13 A Laid-off Senior Employee
437(4)
Case 14 The Creative Reporter
441(1)
Case 15 Ten Days to Learn
442(2)
Case 16 The Discharge of Matthew B. Flynn
444(3)
Appendix: Mock Negotiation Problem 447(6)
Glossary 453(7)
Index 460


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