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Workplace Justice Without Unions, Hoyt N. Wheeler, Brian S. Klaas, Douglas M. Mahony Jan 2005

Workplace Justice Without Unions, Hoyt N. Wheeler, Brian S. Klaas, Douglas M. Mahony

Employment Research Newsletter

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Workplace Justice Without Unions, Hoyt N. Wheeler, Brian S. Klaas, Douglas M. Mahony Jan 2004

Workplace Justice Without Unions, Hoyt N. Wheeler, Brian S. Klaas, Douglas M. Mahony

Upjohn Press

Wheeler, Klaas, and Mahony provide a thorough analysis of organizational justice systems by exploring nonunion systems of workplace justice and comparing them with the union system, American courts, and systems in 11 other countries.


Bargaining For Competitiveness: Law, Research, And Case Studies, Richard N. Block Jan 2003

Bargaining For Competitiveness: Law, Research, And Case Studies, Richard N. Block

Upjohn Press

This book offers an analysis of the relationship among collective bargaining, firm competitiveness, and employment protections and creation in the United States. The contributors provide an overview of the legal framework and the economic and industrial relations research on collective bargaining, competitiveness, and employment, then follow with four case studies that provide insights into the process of collective bargaining and its current status in the evolving U.S. labor-management system.


Teacher Pay And Teacher Quality, Dale Ballou, Michael John Podgursky Jan 1997

Teacher Pay And Teacher Quality, Dale Ballou, Michael John Podgursky

Upjohn Press

Ballou and Podgursky offer solid economic analysis on issues surrounding the debate over whether increasing salaries for teachers leads to a more qualified teaching workforce. The authors find little evidence to support the link between increased salaries and teacher quality, then address two questions: (1) What went wrong? and (2) Which reforms are likely to meet with increased success?


Labor Law, Industrial Relations And Employee Choice: The State Of The Workplace In The 1990s: Hearings Of The Commission On The Future Of Worker-Management Relations, 1993-94, Richard N. Block, John Beck, Daniel H. Kruger Jan 1996

Labor Law, Industrial Relations And Employee Choice: The State Of The Workplace In The 1990s: Hearings Of The Commission On The Future Of Worker-Management Relations, 1993-94, Richard N. Block, John Beck, Daniel H. Kruger

Upjohn Press

Block, Beck and Kruger present detailed examples from the testimony given during the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations (commonly called the Dunlop Commission) national and regional hearings. The Commission, by hearing from a wide range of stakeholders, sought to define the state of industrial relations and labor law in the U.S. during the 1990s. Because the Commission's final reports were concerned with policy matters, they only briefly summarized the testimony. This volume draws deeply from the testimony, citing many examples that clearly illustrate the wide variety of relationships between workers and management today. In addition, it ...


Pathways To Change: Case Studies Of Strategic Negotiations, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Robert B. Mckersie, Richard E. Walton Jan 1995

Pathways To Change: Case Studies Of Strategic Negotiations, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Robert B. Mckersie, Richard E. Walton

Upjohn Press

The authors identify and analyze the strategies for change and techniques most often used in today's labor negotiations. Nearly gone, they say, is the traditional "arms length" approach used by negotiators in the past. Instead, modern collective bargaining is characterized mainly by divergent strategies the authors characterize as either "forcing" (highly contentious) or "fostering" (highly cooperative). A dozen detailed case studies from a variety of industries are presented that show when, why and how these strategies are used, by whom, and to what result. These cases clearly demonstrate the use of both forcing and fostering strategies, as well as ...


Economic Restructuring And Emerging Patterns Of Industrial Relations, Stephen R. Sleigh Jan 1993

Economic Restructuring And Emerging Patterns Of Industrial Relations, Stephen R. Sleigh

Upjohn Press

This book's essays analyze innovative responses by unions, corporations and governments to job loss caused by economic restructuring, drawing on examples from Western Europe and the U.S.


Labor Unions And The Economic Performance Of Firms, Barry T. Hirsch Jan 1991

Labor Unions And The Economic Performance Of Firms, Barry T. Hirsch

Upjohn Press

Hirsch develops a model of union rent-seeking in which the unions capture a share of quasi-rents that make up the normal ROI in long-lived capital and R&D. He finds that in response, firms adjust their investments in vulnerable tangible and intangible capital. Hirsch also attempts to explain the connection between the contraction of the size of unions which occurred in the 1970s and firms' lower profitability, diminished market value, and lower investment levels.


Labor-Management Cooperation: New Partnerships Or Going In Circles?, William N. Cooke Jan 1990

Labor-Management Cooperation: New Partnerships Or Going In Circles?, William N. Cooke

Upjohn Press

Cooke answers important questions about labor-management cooperative efforts and addresses the problems undermining these efforts. His analyses are based on a variety of secondary data sources plus primary data from three nationwide surveys of plant managers, union leaders, and industry executives. Also included are several prescriptions for the success of labor-management cooperative efforts.


Two-Tier Compensation Structures: Their Impact On Unions, Employers, And Employees, James Martin, Thomas D. Heetderks , Collaborator Jan 1990

Two-Tier Compensation Structures: Their Impact On Unions, Employers, And Employees, James Martin, Thomas D. Heetderks , Collaborator

Upjohn Press

Martin conducted a study at a large company where its various wage tier systems allowed assessment of the long-term impact of tiers. Part of this study included the development of a survey designed to explore eight research questions related to tiers and to test five hypotheses of low-tier v. high-tier employees.


Strikers And Subsidies: The Influence Of Government Transfer Programs On Strike Activity, Robert M. Hutchens, David B. Lipsky, Robert N. Stern Jan 1989

Strikers And Subsidies: The Influence Of Government Transfer Programs On Strike Activity, Robert M. Hutchens, David B. Lipsky, Robert N. Stern

Upjohn Press

The authors assess laws governing striker eligibility for government transfers, finding evidence linking UI payments to strike activity.


Organized Labor At The Crossroads, Wei-Chiao Huang Jan 1989

Organized Labor At The Crossroads, Wei-Chiao Huang

Upjohn Press

This group of essays offers a detailed look at the problems, choices and future of industrial relations.


Saving Plants And Jobs: Union-Management Negotiations In The Context Of Threatened Plant Closing, Paul F. Gerhart Jan 1987

Saving Plants And Jobs: Union-Management Negotiations In The Context Of Threatened Plant Closing, Paul F. Gerhart

Upjohn Press

Gerhart uses a case study approach to examine why plants become economically inviable as well as how to prevent this from happening prematurely.


Union Organizing And Public Policy: Failure To Secure First Contracts, William N. Cooke Jan 1985

Union Organizing And Public Policy: Failure To Secure First Contracts, William N. Cooke

Upjohn Press

Investigates factors that explain why 25-30 percent of the time unions fail to obtain collective bargaining agreements after winning the right to negotiate.


Union-Management Cooperation: Structure, Process, Impact, Michael H. Schuster Jan 1984

Union-Management Cooperation: Structure, Process, Impact, Michael H. Schuster

Upjohn Press

Presents the findings of a five-year study of the structure, process and impact of six forms of union-management programs aimed at improving productivity.


Worker Participation And American Unions: Threat Or Opportunity, Thomas A. Kochan, Harry Charles Katz, Nancy R. Mower Jan 1984

Worker Participation And American Unions: Threat Or Opportunity, Thomas A. Kochan, Harry Charles Katz, Nancy R. Mower

Upjohn Press

A comprehensive analysis of the effects of QWL and other forms of worker participation on the collective bargaining process.


Labor-Management Cooperation: The American Experience, Irving Herbert Siegel, Edgar Weinberg Jan 1982

Labor-Management Cooperation: The American Experience, Irving Herbert Siegel, Edgar Weinberg

Upjohn Press

Examines a variety of cooperative arrangements and the resulting problems and successes.