Labor Relations : Development, Structure, Processes

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-10-03
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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John Fossum's Labor Relations: Development, Structure, Processes discusses the history and development of labor relations, the structure of union organizations, union organizing and union avoidance, bargaining issues, and the process of negotiations and contract administration. As a result of decreasing union membership over the last twenty years, more material in the book addresses employee relations in nonunion organizations including examples of both cooperative and adversarial relationships.

Author Biography

John Fossum is a Professor of Human Resources and Industrial Relations in the Industrial Relations Center, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 The Evolution of American Labor

Chapter 3 Labor 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: Rational, 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 Developed

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