This book develops a deep understanding of the theory and practice of collective bargaining and labor relations, providing students with the conceptual framework for grasping changes taking place in the field of labor relations and collective bargaining. The "Fourth Edition" has been significantly updated and revised— containing a number of totally new chapters and sections on the most relevant topics in the field today— yet it retains the rich institutional detail that puts current developments into perspective.
Well-researched, extensively documented and up-to-date, this book covers legislative foundations of labour - relations, bargaining process, major provisions of collective bargaining agreements. It also addresses contingent workers, cultural diversity, and alternative forms of dispute resolution and representation.
This book develops a deep understanding of the theory and practice of collective bargaining and labor relations, providing students with the conceptual framework for grasping changes taking place in the field of labor relations and collective bargaining. The Fourth Edition has been significantly updated and revised—containing a number of totally new chapters and sections on the most relevant topics in the field today—yet it retains the rich institutional detail that puts current developments into perspective.
Providing a realistic picture of actual collective bargaining and labor relations situations drawn from the authors' considerable experiences, this distinctively up-to-date introduction contains separate chapters on benefits, wage issues, discrimination laws, and international labor relations, and integrates many recent examples throughout to support discussions. Text provides an overview of labor relations, details the collective bargaining process, and describes the labor relations process in action. For labor relations professionals and others requiring a practical overview of current trends in labor relations.
This comprehensive textbook provides an introduction to collective bargaining and labor relations with a focus on developments in the United States. It is appropriate for students, policy analysts, and labor relations professionals including unionists, managers, and neutrals. A three-tiered strategic choice framework unifies the text, and the authors’ thorough grounding in labor history and labor law assists students in learning the basics. In addition to traditional labor relations, the authors address emerging forms of collective representation and movements that address income inequality in novel ways. Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, and Alexander J. S. Colvin provide numerous contemporary illustrations of business and union strategies. They consider the processes of contract negotiation and contract administration with frequent comparisons to nonunion practices and developments, and a full chapter is devoted to special aspects of the public sector. An Introduction to U.S. Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations has an international scope, covering labor rights issues associated with the global supply chain as well as the growing influence of NGOs and cross-national unionism. The authors also compare how labor relations systems in Germany, Japan, China, India, Brazil, and South Africa compare to practices in the United States. The textbook is supplemented by a website (ilr.cornell.edu/scheinman-institute) that features an extensive Instructor’s Manual with a test bank, PowerPoint chapter outlines, mock bargaining exercises, organizing cases, grievance cases, and classroom-ready current events materials.
For undergraduate and graduate courses in labor relations and collective bargaining. Bring your best case to the table by putting theory into practice with this guide to labor relations, unions, and collective bargaining. Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining: Cases, Practice, and Law introduces students to collective bargaining and labor relations. This text is concerned with application, as well as coverage of labor history, laws, and practices.
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.
The first book to provide a comprehensive examination of nonunion industrial relations -- its definition and parameters, and the causes and factors that led to the nonunion reality. Beyond Unions and Collective Bargaining focuses on labor relations in the private -- sector labor market, which accounted for about 90% of the sector at the end of 1999. Troy discusses with clarity and authority the transformation in the United States from the organized to the private labor market. Within a two-part format, Troy first deals with the manifold historical conditions that set the stage for the competitive nonunion alternative and then addresses the all-important question, "What makes the nonunion system work?"