Authored by a well-respected team in labor relations, An Introduction to Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations, 4/e covers key topics in industrial relations and collective bargaining using a unique conceptual framework based on the three levels of industrial relations activity (strategic, functional, and workplace). Two extensive, class-tested mock-bargaining exercises are included. International and comparative labor relations are both integrated throughout and receive full chapter treatment. No other textbook provides such a thorough treatment of international/global issues. Numerous examples are provided in the text and in boxes that include coverage on recent strikes, collective bargaining negotiations, and other contemporary collective bargaining events. The authors relate in a direct and clear fashion how concepts can be used to help understand current events.
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Related Web Sites section at the end of each chapter directs students and instructors to the companies, unions, or other organizations mentioned within the chapter.
Tons of new and improved coverage throughout the text! Discussions include such current topics as:
New union rank and file organizing campaigns;
the new AFL-CIO agenda; John Sweeney's election to the presidency of the AFL-CIO; How "Win-Win" interest-based bargaining works; Team and participatory systems of work; NAFTA, the European Union, and other trade pacts; the impacts of globalization and the expansion of multi-national corporations; legal developments including the Electromation Case and the Team Act;
the Justice for Janitors Organizing Campaign;
the spread of card check recognition at Levi-Strauss, Bell Atlantic, and elsewhere; union organizing among physicians; recent public attitude surveys tracking views toward unionism and top management; work slowdowns at Federal Express and elsewhere; joint approaches to sub-contracting; "Reinventing government" and the consequences for public sector labor relations;
NAFTA labor complaints
The three popular appendices have been retained:
A: Private Sector Mock Bargaining Exercise
B: Public Sector Mock Bargaining Exercise
C: Grievance Arbitration Exercises
A DOS-based (but Windows compatible) mock bargaining contract costing disk is available through marketing only.
Students will love the current and relevant events found in the boxes throughout the text. Topics include:
The NBA Lockout;
The American Airlines Pilot strike;
The Election of James Hoffa Jr. to the presidency of the Teamsters Union;
The Employee Buyout of United Airlines;
The UPS Strike;
The Kaiser'AFL-CIO Health Care Partnership;
The Sprint'La-Conexion Employee Discharge Dispute;
The Caterpillar-UAW Strike
The text is organized around the three tier strategic choice framework that the authors (along with their colleague Robert McKersie) made famous in the award winning book, The Transformation of American Industrial Relations.
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