ERIC Number: ED181542
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
Basic Patterns in Union Contracts. Ninth Edition.
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.
This survey outlines the major types of provisions and their frequency in collective bargaining contracts. The purpose of the survey is to provide negotiators with comparisons to their own agreements, bargaining proposals, and counterproposals. It further provides data on the most frequent means employed in handling bargaining issues and alternatives commonly used. A file of over 5,000 agreements is maintained by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. These contracts are kept up to date with their latest renewals or amendments. From this file, a sample of 400 contracts is maintained with regard to a cross section of industries, unions, number of employees covered, and geographical areas. The 400-contract sample forms the basis for analysis in this survey. In a majority of the provisions discussed and accompanying tables, the relative frequencies of particular practices are indicated separately for manufacturing and nonmanufacturing contracts. In addition, prevalent industry practices are noted. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Due Process, Fringe Benefits, Grievance Procedures, Insurance, Job Layoff, Labor Relations, Leaves of Absence, Negotiation Agreements, Occupational Surveys, Personnel Policy, Seniority, Strikes, Tables (Data), Unions, Wages, Working Hours
Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 1231 25th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($10.00; quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Washington, DC.