ERIC Number: ED080752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
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The Impact of Public Employee Unions on the Public Employment Program.
Loewenberg, J. Joseph; And Others
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of unions in the Public Employment Program (PEP). The study focuses on the nature and extent of union involvement in PEP projects and the effects of such involvement in the implementation of the projects. Eight PEP projects were examined to determine the role and impact of unions and collective bargaining on the design and early implementation of each project. No standard pattern of union concern and action emerged. Most often, unions were concerned with possible preferential treatment being given to PEP participants at the expense of regular employees. Unions utilized a variety of mechanisms to pursue their views in PEP projects, including negotiations, grievance procedures, litigation, and management influence. Although unions reaised questions and made suggestions in most of the cases studied in this research, they did not have a significant impact in the first year of these PEP projects. The experience with PEP provides policy considerations for the future of this or other manpower programs involving the public sector. Policy implications are offered for the legislation authorizing such manpower programs and their administrative implementation. Two options for further research are offered to expand and validate the findings of this study. (MF)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Center for Labor and Manpower Studies.