Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining : Cases, Practice, and Law

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
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As the workplace changes, so do the processes of collective bargaining and labor relations. Authors Michael R. Carrell and Christina Heavrin examine the changes, issues, and complications characteristic of this environment as well as effective methods for negotiating. The text discusses key terms, practices, laws, sections of actual arbitration cases, and decisions of the National Labor Relations Board and courts that illustrate and emphasize important contemporary issues. Coverage of both public-sector relations and international collective bargaining issues is integrated throughout.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Labor Relations Overviewp. 1
History and Lawp. 1
The Roots of the American Labor Movementp. 3
Growth of National Unionsp. 6
Early Judicial Regulationp. 19
Pro-Labor Legislationp. 25
The Creation of a National Labor Policyp. 27
Public-Sector Collective Bargainingp. 36
Summaryp. 43
Interfering with the Employee's Right to Unionizep. 45
Discriminating Against Union Membersp. 46
You Be the Arbitrator: Should an Employee's File Be Expunged?p. 48
Exercise: Sources of Labor Relations Informationp. 49
Challenges and Opportunitiesp. 51
Workplace Changesp. 53
The Challengesp. 59
The Opportunitiesp. 63
Employee Teamsp. 70
Why Unionize?p. 77
Unions Todayp. 82
Unions in Professional Sportsp. 83
Workforce Diversityp. 91
Summaryp. 99
Job Performancep. 101
Company Unionsp. 102
You Be the Arbitrator: Can a "Just Cause" Standard Be Satisfied Without Proving Fault?p. 103
Exercise: Attitudes Toward Unionsp. 104
The Collective Bargaining Processp. 107
Establishing a Bargaining Unitp. 107
What Is Collective Bargaining?p. 109
The National Labor Relations Boardp. 110
Bargaining Unit Determinationp. 114
Bargaining Unit Determination in the Public Sectorp. 123
Union Structurep. 124
Public-Sector Unionsp. 131
Representation Electionsp. 132
The Organizing Drivep. 132
Union Securityp. 147
Individual Rights Within Unionsp. 153
Summaryp. 155
Duty of Fair Representationp. 156
Employer's Unlawful Assistance to Unionp. 156
You Be the Arbitrator: "Just Cause" for Terminationp. 158
Exercise: Certification Electionp. 159
Unfair Labor Practicesp. 161
Organizational Campaignsp. 164
Union Organizing Strategiesp. 167
Union Avoidance Strategies by Managementp. 169
Unfair Labor Practices by Employersp. 178
Unfair Labor Practices by Labor Organizationsp. 185
Duty to Bargain in Good Faithp. 187
Duty to Furnish Informationp. 190
The Authority of the NLRBp. 191
Unfair Labor Practices in the Public Sectorp. 197
Summaryp. 199
Unfair Labor Practice by an Employerp. 201
Unfair Labor Practice by a Unionp. 202
You Be the Arbitrator: Bereavement Leavep. 203
Exercise: What Do You Really Know About Organizational Campaign Unfair Labor Practices?p. 204
Negotiating an Agreementp. 206
The Bargaining Processp. 208
Bargaining Techniquesp. 227
Impassep. 234
Bargaining in the Public Sectorp. 250
Summaryp. 258
Surface Bargainingp. 260
Surface Bargainingp. 261
You Be the Arbitrator: School Bus Driversp. 264
Exercise: Develop Your Own Negotiating Skillsp. 265
Cost of Labor Contractsp. 271
Wage and Salary Issuesp. 271
Union Wage Concernsp. 276
Management Wage Concernsp. 281
Negotiated Wage Adjustmentsp. 286
Wage Negotiation Issuesp. 299
Wage Surveysp. 304
Costing Wage Proposalsp. 305
Union Wages and Inflationp. 310
Public Employee Wage and Salary Issuesp. 311
Summaryp. 314
Premium Pay Ratesp. 315
Incentive Payp. 316
You Be the Arbitrator: Scheduling Saturday as Part of the Workweekp. 318
Exercise: Wage Provisionsp. 320
Employee Benefits Issuesp. 321
Concession Bargainingp. 323
Required Benefitsp. 327
Negotiated Benefitsp. 328
Income Maintenance Plansp. 329
Health Carep. 338
Pay for Time Not Workedp. 344
Premium Payp. 351
Employee Servicesp. 354
Public-Sector Benefits Issuesp. 358
Summaryp. 359
Paid Leaves of Absencep. 360
Employee Benefitsp. 361
You Be the Arbitrator: Not Working a 40-Hour Weekp. 362
Exercise: Flexible Benefit Decisionsp. 364
Job Security and Seniorityp. 365
Job Securityp. 366
Seniorityp. 368
Calculation of Seniorityp. 369
Promotionsp. 375
Layoff and Recall Rightsp. 377
Advanced Notice of Shutdownp. 380
Shared Workp. 381
Determining Abilityp. 381
Company Mergersp. 383
Successorshipp. 390
Employee Alcohol and Drug Testingp. 392
Public-Sector Security Issuesp. 398
Summaryp. 403
Relocating Work Without Bargainingp. 404
Drug Testingp. 407
You Be the Arbitrator: Subcontracting Work or Union Busting?p. 409
Exercise: Merging Seniority Listsp. 410
The Labor Relations Process in Actionp. 413
Implementing the Collective Bargaining Agreementp. 413
Reducing an Agreement to Writingp. 414
Contract Enforcementp. 421
Rights and Prohibited Conductp. 433
Public-Sector Contract Enforcement Issuesp. 442
Summaryp. 443
Contract Interpretationp. 445
Duty to Bargainp. 446
You Be the Arbitrator: Reassignment of Job Dutiesp. 447
Exercise: Provisional Intentp. 449
Grievance and Disciplinary Proceduresp. 450
Sources of Employee Grievancesp. 455
Steps in a Grievance Procedurep. 457
Functions of Grievance Proceduresp. 459
Employee Misconductp. 461
Disciplinary Proceduresp. 466
Grievance Mediationp. 470
Public-Sector Grievance Issuesp. 471
Summaryp. 473
Insubordination of a Police Officer While in Pursuit of a Stolen Vehiclep. 474
Grooming Standards at Southwest Airlinesp. 474
You Be the Arbitrator: Employee Writing Threatsp. 475
Exercise: Source of Grievancesp. 477
The Arbitration Processp. 478
History and Legal State of Arbitrationp. 480
Arbitration of Statutory Rights in Union and Nonunion Casesp. 482
Types of Arbitrationp. 484
Selecting the Arbitratorp. 487
Determining Arbitrabilityp. 492
Hearing Proceduresp. 493
Case Preparationp. 496
Contractual Issuesp. 497
Arbitration Issues in the Public Sectorp. 508
Summaryp. 511
Drug and Alcohol Testingp. 513
Arbitrabilityp. 514
You Be the Arbitrator: Alleged Theft of Company Propertyp. 515
Exercise: Use of the Arbitration Processp. 516
Comparative Global Industrial Relationsp. 517
Globalizationp. 519
World Wide Labor Movementp. 524
International Labour Organizationp. 529
Anglophone Countriesp. 532
European Union Nationsp. 538
Far Eastp. 558
Summaryp. 566
Insider Trading by Union Officialp. 568
You Be the Arbitrator: Minimum Wagep. 570
Exercise: Attitudes toward Unionsp. 572
Texts of Statutesp. 573
National Labor Relations Actp. 573
Labor-Management Relations Actp. 590
Endnotesp. 603
Glossaryp. 627
Photo Creditsp. 644
Indexp. 645
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