ERIC Number: ED220671
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Labor-Management Cooperation: The American Experience.
Siegel, Irving H.; Weinberg, Edgar
This book examines the wide range of opportunities, the attendant problems, and the potential benefits of labor-management cooperation. Cooperative arrangements are considered at different economic levels, and 65 cases are discussed. The first of 10 chapters sets up a conceptual framework for the review of American experience in cooperation. Chapter 2 deals with national committees and commissions set up during and since World War I, with labor, business, and public representatives, to advise the president and Congress on major policy issues. In chapter 3 the focus is on industry-level joint labor-management committees for five industries--steel, construction, retail food, railroads, and men's clothing. Chapter 4 describes 6 of 28 functioning community-wide labor-management committees. Chapters 5-8 concern cooperation at the company/intracompany level, including an historical perspective, joint programs aimed at improvement of company performance, programs oriented primarily toward employee welfare, and incentive programs (monetary and monetary supplements). In chapter 9 labor-management cooperation in public agencies (government) is examined. Chapter 10 looks to the future of labor-management cooperation. Appendixes include 28 documents relating to labor-management cooperation and a directory of major organizations assisting labor-management cooperative programs. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Cooperation, Cooperation, Economic Development, Employer Employee Relationship, Federal Programs, Fringe Benefits, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Improvement, Incentives, Industry, Labor Relations, Public Agencies
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 [$13.95--hardcover (ISBN 0-911558-99-3), $9.95--paperback (ISBN 0-911558-98-5); quantity discounts available].
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers: Labor Management Cooperation; United States