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John Budd continues to present the most dynamic, engaging approach to understanding labor relations in the 21st century with Labor Relations, 4/e.This textbook presents labor relations as a system for balancing employment relationship goals (efficiency, equity, and voice) and the rights of labor and management. By weaving these themes with the importance of alternative perspectives on the nature of the employment relationship throughout the text, students can learn not only how the traditional labor relations processes work, but also why these processes exist and how to evaluate whether they are working. In this way, students can develop a deeper understanding of labor relations that will help them successfully navigate a contemporary labor relations system that faces severe pressures requiring new strategies, policies, and practices.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: Foundations
Chapter 1 Contemporary Labor Relations: Objectives, Practices, and Challenges
Chapter 2 Labor Unions: Good or Bad?
PART TWO: The U.S. New Deal Industrial Relations System
Chapter 3 Historical Development
Chapter 4 Labor Law
Chapter 5 Labor and Management: Strategies, Structures, and Constraints
Chapter 6 Union Organizing
Chapter 7 Bargaining
Chapter 8 Impasse, Strikes, and Dispute Resolution
Chapter 9 Contract Clauses and Their Administration
PART THREE: Issues for the 21st Century
Chapter 10 Flexibility, Empowerment, and Partnership
Chapter 11 Globalization
PART FOUR: Reflection
Chapter 12 Comparative Labor Relations
Chapter 13 What Should Labor Relations Do?
Appendix A: The National labor Relations Act
Appendix B: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Appendix C: A Sample NLRB Decision
Appendix D: Collective Bargaining Simulation: The Zinnia and Service Workers Local H-56