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Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector
Paul F. Clark (Editor); John T. Delaney (Editor); Ann C. Frost (Editor)


Paper, 2002 ISBN: 978-0-913447-84-0
$ 29.95   £22.95

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 industries-airlines, automobile manufacturing, health care, hotels and casinos, newspaper publishing, professional sports, telecommunications, and trucking-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 clear-private-sector collective bargaining is rapidly changing. Richard Bank, AFL-CIO Center for Collective Bargaining Rosemary Batt, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University Michael H. Belzer, Wayne State University and Trucking Industry Program Paul F. Clark, Pennsylvania State University John T. Delaney, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University James B. Dworkin, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University Vincent H. Eade, Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Ann C. Frost, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario Nancy Brown Johnson, Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky Harry C. Katz, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University Jeffrey Keefe, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University John Paul MacDuffie, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Frits K. Pil, Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh Richard A. Posthuma, University of Texas, El Paso Howard R. Stanger, Canisius College C. Jeffrey Waddoups, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Peter Warrian, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto

About the Author
Paul F. Clark is Professor of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations at Pennsylvania State University. He has served as an education and research consultant for more than twenty-five national and numerous local unions. He is the author of Building More Effective Unions and coeditor of Forging a Union of Steel: Philip Murray, SWOC, and the United Steelworkers, both from Cornell. John T. Delaney is Professor and Associate Dean for M.B.A. Programs at the Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. Ann C. Frost is Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Dean?s Faculty Fellow at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Subject Area
Industrial and Labor Relations