Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Labor and Employment Research Association
Private-sector collective bargaining in the United States is under siege. Many factors have contributed to this situation, including the development of global markets, a continuing antipathy toward unions by managers, and the declining effectiveness of strikes. This volume examines collective bargaining in eight major industriesairlines, automobile manufacturing, health care, hotels and casinos, newspaper publishing, professional sports, telecommunications, and truckingto gain insight into the challenges the parties face and how they have responded to those challenges.The authors suggest that collective bargaining is evolving differently across the industries studied. While the forces constraining bargaining have not abated, changes in the global environment, including new security considerations, may create opportunities for unions. Across the industries, one thing is clearprivate-sector collective bargaining is rapidly changing.
About the Author
Paul F. Clark is Head and Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Penn State University. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of several books, including Building More Effective Unions, Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector, and Forging a Union of Steel, all from Cornell.
Ann C. Frost is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Western University, Ontario.
What People are Saying About This
"The authors propose that collective bargaining is developing differently in the various profiled industries, and that although there are contrary forces at work there may be new opportunities for union growth."