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Collective bargaining under duress : case studies of major North American industries /
edited by Howard R. Stanger, Ann C. Frost, Paul F. Clark.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Champaign, IL : Labor and Employment Relations Association, c2013.
description
368 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780913447062 (pbk.)
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imprint
Champaign, IL : Labor and Employment Relations Association, c2013.
isbn
9780913447062 (pbk.)
contents note
Introduction: Collective Bargaining Under Duress: Case Studies of Major U.S. Industries / Ann C. Frost -- Context, Process, and Outcomes of Collective Bargaining in the U.S. Airline Industry / Andrew von Nordenflycht and Jody Hoffer Gittell -- Crisis and Recovery in the U.S. Auto Industry: Tumultuous Times for a Collective Bargaining Pacesetter / Harry C. Katz, John Paul MacDuffie, and Frits K. Pil -- Hotels and Casinos: Collective Bargaining During a Decade of Instability / C. Jeffrey Waddoups and Vincent H. Eade -- Health Care: Collective Bargaining's Growing Role in a Time of Transition / Paul F. Clark -- When Chickens Devoured Cows: Union Rebuilding in the Meat and Poultry Industry / Jeffrey H. Keefe and Mathias Bolton -- Hard Times and Hard Bargaining in the Newspaper Industry / Howard R. Stanger -- Public Sector Collective Bargaining: Tumultuous Times / Robert Hebdon, Joseph E. Slater, and Marick F. Masters -- Professional Sports: A Tale of Conflict and Accord / James B. Dworkin and Richard A. Posthuma -- Commentary: Union Practitioner Perspective / Iain Gold -- Commentary: Management Perspective / Martin (Marty) J. Mulloy.
abstract
"The Great Recession that began in 2007 was marked by high rates of unemployment, the near collapse of the banking sector, and the bankruptcy of a host of venerable firms. The economy has only slowly recovered over the intervening years. Throughout this time, the labor movement has faced numerous challenges, among them declining union membership, lackluster organizing performance, and difficulties at the bargaining table. Collective bargaining came under especially severe pressure in both private and public sectors. Employers were now more aggressive than in the 1980s, and unions were expected to concede with no promises of anything in return. Collective Bargaining under Duress highlights the recent state of collective bargaining in eight different industries across both the private and public sectors. The contributors document the struggles common throughout in new organizing, securing viable collective agreements for members after winning election, and protecting earlier hard-won gains in the face of increasingly aggressive employer opposition."--Publisher's website.
catalogue key
9126150
 
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'Collective Bargaining Under Duress' highlights the recent state of collective bargaining in eight different industries across both the private and public sectors. The contributors document the struggles common throughout the new organizing, securing viable collective agreements for members after winning election, and protecting earlier hard-won gains in the face of increasingly aggressive employer opposition.
Main Description
The Great Recession that began in 2007 was marked by high rates of unemployment, the near collapse of the banking sector, and the bankruptcy of a host of venerable firms. The economy has only slowly recovered over the intervening years. Throughout this time, the labor movement has faced numerous challenges...among them declining union membership, lackluster organizing performance, and difficulties at the bargaining table. Collective bargaining came under especially severe pressure in both private and public sectors. Employers were now more aggressive than in the 1980s, and unions were expected to concede with no promises of anything in return.Collective Bargaining under Duress highlights the recent state of collective bargaining in eight different industries across both the private and public sectors. The contributors document the struggles common throughout in new organizing, securing viable collective agreements for members after winning election, and protecting earlier hard-won gains in the face of increasingly aggressive employer opposition.Contributors: Paul F. Clark, Penn State University; Ann C. Frost, Western University, Ontario; Jody Hoffer Gitell, Brandeis University; Bob Hebdon, McGill University; Harry C. Katz, Cornell University; Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; John Paul MacDuffie, University of Pennsylvania; Frits K. Pil, University of Pittsburgh; Richard A. Posthuma, University of Texas at El Paso; Howard R. Stanger, Canisius College; Andrew von Nordenflycht, Simon Fraser University; C. Jeffrey Waddoups, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Main Description
The Great Recession that began in 2007 was marked by high rates of unemployment, the near collapse of the banking sector, and the bankruptcy of a host of venerable firms. The economy has only slowly recovered over the intervening years. Throughout this time, the labor movement has faced numerous challenges...among them declining union membership, lackluster organizing performance, and difficulties at the bargaining table. Collective bargaining came under especially severe pressure in both private and public sectors. Employers were now more aggressive than in the 1980s, and unions were expected to concede with no promises of anything in return. Collective Bargaining under Duress highlights the recent state of collective bargaining in eight different industries across both the private and public sectors. The contributors document the struggles common throughout in new organizing, securing viable collective agreements for members after winning election, and protecting earlier hard-won gains in the face of increasingly aggressive employer opposition. Contributors: Paul F. Clark, Penn State University; Ann C. Frost, Western University, Ontario; Jody Hoffer Gitell, Brandeis University; Bob Hebdon, McGill University; Harry C. Katz, Cornell University; Jeffrey H. Keefe, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; John Paul MacDuffie, University of Pennsylvania; Frits K. Pil, University of Pittsburgh; Richard A. Posthuma, University of Texas at El Paso; Howard R. Stanger, Canisius College; Andrew von Nordenflycht, Simon Fraser University; C. Jeffrey Waddoups, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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