Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector

Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector

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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 industriesa€”airlines, automobile manufacturing, health care, hotels and casinos, newspaper publishing, professional sports, telecommunications, and truckinga€”to 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 cleara€”private-sector collective bargaining is rapidly changing.This blurring occurs, for example, when workers serve on a task force to solve a specific production problem, and when workers become ... in the auto industry ( and perhaps the most extensive anywhere) occurs at the Saturn Corporation ( Rubinstein and Kochan 2001). ... to its space-frame product technology, to process technology such as its lost-foam engine casting process (Pil and Rubinstein 1998).

Title:Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector
Author:Paul F. Clark, John Thomas Delaney, Ann Christine Frost
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 2002


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