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.The new company would be allowed to perform traditional telephone installation and repair, but the new workforce ... aquot;Customer service representatives, aquot; for example, often primarily do sales. ... Ph.D. thesis, ILR Schcxil, Cornell University.

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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