Labor Relations Development, Structure, Process

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/10/2014
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Labor Relations: Development, Structure, Process by John Fossum presents the history and development of labor relations, bargaining structures and issues, and the process of negotiations and contract administration. The 12th edition addresses the increasing importance of health care costs, access, legislation, and regulation. Fossum explores the structure and internal politics of union organizations, union organizing and union avoidance, while reflecting and balancing the viewpoints of both labor and management, including economic, institutional, and behavioral perspectives.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Evolution of American Labor

Chapter 3: Employment Law and Federal Agencies

Chapter 4: Union Structure and Government

Chapter 5: Unions: Member and Leader Attitudes, Behaviors, and Political Activities

Chapter 6: Union Organizing Campaigns

Chapter 7: Union Avoidance: Rationale, Strategies, and Practices

Chapter 8: The Environment for Bargaining

Chapter 9: Wage and Benefit Issues in Bargaining

Chapter 10: Nonwage Issues in Bargaining

Chapter 11: Contract Negotiations

Chapter 12: Impasses and Their Resolution

Chapter 13: Union-Management Cooperation

Chapter 14: Contract Administration

Chapter 15: Grievance Arbitration

Chapter 16: Public Sector Labor Relations

Chapter 17: A Survey of Labor Relations in Market Economies

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