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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