The Labor Relations Process

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-08
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub
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This comprehensive text provides the current information on research studies, issues and events in labor relations. The book integrates real-world examples and quotes from practitioners in order to bring this dynamic field to life. The Labor Relations Process examines the labor movement from its inception to current and emerging trends, including such topics as unions, labor agreements, collective bargaining, arbitration and labor relations in various business segments including government, white collar, and international contexts. The book gives an in-depth analysis of all facets of the relationship between management and labor, including a study of the rights and responsibilities of unions and management, the negotiation and administration of labor agreements, and labor-management cooperation. Other topics that are explored include the results of the labor relations process and collective bargaining issues such as health care costs containment, pensions, labor productivity and alternative work arrangements.

Author Biography

Roger S. Wolters is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Auburn University. Kenneth M. Jennings, Jr. was the Richard de Raismes Proefssor of Industrial Relations at the University of North Florida, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in labor relations and human resource management. William H. Holley, Jr. taught labor relations, collective bargaining, and arbitration for 32 years at Auburn University.

Table of Contents

Recognizing Rights And Responsibilities Of Unions Andmanagement
Union-Management Relationships in Perspective
Evolution of Labor-Management Relationships
Labor Law: Background and Basic Principles
Unions and Management: Key Participants in the Labor Relations Process
Why and How Unions are Organized
The Bargain Process and Outcomes
Negotiating the Labor Agreement
Economic Issues
Administrative Issues
Resolving Negotiation (Interest) Disputes
Administering The Labor Agreement
Contract Administration
Labor and Employment Arbitration
Employee Discipline
Applying The Labor Relations Process To Different Labor Relations Systems
Labor Relations in the Public Sector
Labor Relations in Multinational Corporations and in Other Countries
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