Labor Relations in the Public Sector

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1984-01-01
  • Publisher: Marcel Dekker Inc
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Summarizing the critical changes affecting labor relations in the global marketplace, this comprehensive text outlines problems and provides strategies for success in the dynamically evolving work environment. Blending description, analysis, and empirical research into a thorough overview of the field, the authors discuss court decisions and collective bargaining and labor relations at all levels of government. In addition to a compendium of research resources, this classroom-friendly edition includes more new case studies illustrating key examples. The third edition retains the successful features of previous editions and combines expertise from both academic and professional perspectives.

Author Biography

Richard C. Kearney is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina. David G. Carnevale is the Samuel Roberts Noble Presidential Professor, Department of Human Relations and Department of Political Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman

Table of Contents

Prefacep. iii
History and Backgroundp. 1
The Unions Todayp. 23
The Legal Environment of Public Sector Labor Relationsp. 45
Fundamentals of the Bargaining Processp. 81
The Process and Politics of Public Sector Collective Bargainingp. 113
Financial Impacts of Unions and Collective Bargainingp. 139
Union Impacts: Personnel Processes and Policiesp. 177
Strike!p. 221
Resolving Impasses: Alternatives to the Strikep. 259
Living with the Contractp. 293
Public Employee Unions in the Futurep. 325
Referencesp. 347
Indexp. 379
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