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Title: Collective Bargaining in Private Employment - Second Edition Unit One of Labor Relations and Social Problems - A Course Book
Author(s): J B Atleson; R J Rabin; G Schatzki; H L Sherman; E Silverstein
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 855
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of National Affairs
Washington, DC 20037
Sale Source: Bureau of National Affairs
1231 25th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After providing an overview of American labor law, this textbook discusses the union recognition process, regulation of the union organization campaign, collective bargaining, the union's duty to protect employee status, and the statutory regulation of union economic pressure.
Abstract: An overview of American labor law reviews labor in early America, the application of antitrust and anti-injunction laws to labor relations, and the National Labor Relations Act. The chapter on the union recognition process analyzes a union representation case and discusses special representation issues and alternative methods of achieving union recognition. The accommodation of union organizing interests and management property interests is considered in the chapter on the regulation of the union organizing campaign, along with the protection of employee choice. A chapter on collective bargaining considers the economic weapons in collective bargaining, the duty to bargain in good faith, the subject matter of collective bargaining, and the need for a meaningful remedy when an employer refuses to engage in collective bargaining. A discussion of the nature and administration of the collective bargaining agreement reviews the administration of grievance procedures and arbitration, judicial intervention, the role of the National Labor Relations Board, the relationship of arbitration and Title VII, and individual rights in contract administration. Other chapters address the union's duty to protect employee status and the statutory regulation of union economic pressure. The latter chapter focuses on organization picketing, secondary pressures, 'featherbedding,' work assignment disputes, and national emergency disputes. Chapter notes, a table of court cases, and a subject index are provided.
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Collective bargaining; Labor relations; Legislation; Unions
Note: Prepared for The Labor Law Group.
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