Labor Relations: Striking a Balance

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-10-24
  • Publisher: MCGRAW
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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

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