This book is an account of the political economy of labor relations in the U.S. automobile industry from the end of World War II to the 1970s. Zetka develops a sophisticated paradigm of hegemonic and competitive market conditions that challenges dominant theories of post war industrial relations, linking rates of workplace militancy to product market fluctuations, variations in work organization, and differences in authority systems legitimated on the shop floor.The new managers set up a general office that functioned similarly to GMa#39;s, redefining Forda#39;s production operations as profit centers, setting up rates of return measures for each, and using these measures to make investment decisions.40 They also developed long-range ... AMC, formed by the merger of Nash and Hudson, did the same in the early 1960s, again borrowing key players involved in theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority|
|Author||:||James R. Zetka|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 1995|