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ERIC Number: ED187941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.