ERIC Number: ED187941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Some Issues in Joint Union-Management Quality of Worklife Improvement Efforts.
Greenberg, Paul D.; Glaser, Edward M.
This publication summarizes the proceedings of the Conference of Union Officials on Issues Related to Labor-Management Cooperation in Quality of Worklife (QWL) Improvement Efforts (March 1979) and subsequently treats issues that emerged in more detail. Chapter 1 provides a general introduction to QWL. A summary of the Washington, D.C. conference appears as chapter 2. Chapters 3-5 extend the treatment of these controversial issues--definition of QWL, objectives, structures, union and management roles, public policy implications, scope of a QWL effort, payoff, QWL in relation to union organizing, analysis of QWL failures, relationship between QWL and collective bargaining, and union and management initiatives. Chapter 3 presents the views of ten management people on issues and viewpoints expressed by trade unionists. Chapter 4 analyzes major concerns--definition and objectives, union attitudes, relationship with collective bargaining, conditions associated with success/failure, and prognosis for joint efforts--with reference to the QWL literature. Some policy implications relating to joint union-management QWL improvement efforts are developed in chapter 5. The needs for national commitment, active role of federal government, labor-management dialogue, education, and research are addressed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Education, Collective Bargaining, Conference Proceedings, Cooperative Planning, Decision Making, Employee Attitudes, Employees, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Human Factors Engineering, Humanization, Job Development, Job Satisfaction, Participation, Program Design, Quality of Life, Unions, Work Environment
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 ($4.00; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.