Labor Relations

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Arthur A Sloane / Fred Witney  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
13
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
February 2009
ISBN13
9780136077183
ISBN
0136077188
Related Titles



Description

For undergraduate and graduate labor relations courses.

Unions remain a powerful force in American business, and this text will teach readers how unions and management deal with one another during the negotiating process.

In this best-selling text, Sloane/Witney provide students with a basic understanding of unionism.

In this thirteenth edition, chapters have been streamlined to make room for numerous additions and visual aids, addressing a number of new issues and legislation that have arisen in the last few years. Discussions of Wal-Mart, bargaining, two-tier wage systems, pensions and retirement plans, and a host of other topics have been expanded, as well.

Features

For undergraduate and graduate labor relations courses.

Unions remain a powerful force in American business, and this text will teach readers how unions and management deal with one another during the negotiating process.

In this best-selling text, Sloane/Witney provide students with a basic understanding of unionism.

In this thirteenth edition, chapters have been streamlined to make room for numerous additions and visual aids, addressing a number of new issues and legislation that have arisen in the last few years. Discussions of Wal-Mart, bargaining, two-tier wage systems, pensions and retirement plans, and a host of other topics have been expanded, as well.

Four Part Organization: Readers gain a broad overview of the current landscape of labor-management relations in the United States.
¿    Part I: Setting the Stage
¿    Part II: The Environmental Framework
¿    Part III: Collective Bargaining
¿    Part IV: Arbitration Cases

New! Content Updates:
¿    Employee Free Choice Act (proposed legislation)
¿    Pension Protection Act (newly enacted)
¿    White-collar workers in unions
¿    Variables in bargaining the union-management contract
¿    Two-tier wage systems
¿    Retail giant Wal-Mart and unions

New! Updated Appendix Materials
¿    Mock Negotiation Problem
¿    Bibliography

Real World Focus: Part IV of the book is devoted to 16 cases, all of which bring gravity to the concepts discussed in earlier sections of the book.

Coverage of International Issues:  This discussion highlights the international union rivalry inside and outside the AFL-CIO, as well as unions outside the country and the prospects for “one big global union.”

New to this Edition

New! Content Updates:
¿    Employee Free Choice Act (proposed legislation)
¿    Pension Protection Act (newly enacted)
¿    White-collar workers in unions
¿    Variables in bargaining the union-management contract
¿    Two-tier wage systems
¿    Retail giant Wal-Mart and unions

New! Updated Appendix Materials

¿    Mock Negotiation Problem
¿    Bibliography

Table of Contents

PART I: SETTING THE STAGE

Chapter 1 Organized Labor and the Management Community: An Overview

PART II: THE ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK

Chapter 2 The Historical Framework

Chapter 3 The Legal Framework

Chapter 4 Union Behavior: Structure, Government, and Operation

PART III: COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

Chapter 5 At the Bargaining Table

Chapter 6 Grievances and Arbitration

Chapter 7 Wage Issues under Collective Bargaining

Chapter 8 Economic Supplements under Collective Bargaining

Chapter 9 Institutional Issues under Collective Bargaining

Chapter 10 Administrative Issues under Collective Bargaining

PART IV: ARBITRATION CASES

APPENDIX: Mock Negotiation Problem

Glossary

Index


Author


Arthur A. Sloane is Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Delaware.

Fred Witney was a professor emeritus of economics at Indiana University and a long-time labor arbitrator. He passed away in 1999.