ERIC Number: ED255434
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Unions in the American Economy. Second Edition.
Marshall, Ray; Rungeling, Brian
Intended as a resource for secondary teachers, this book analyzes the role of unions in the American economy and examines the main forces influencing unions in the United States. This second edition includes important domestic and external events that have affected U.S. economic policy and unions since the first edition was published in 1976. There are eight chapters. The first chapter presents the basic rationale for the emergence of labor movements in response to the labor problems created by industrial societies. The origin of labor movements and the history of the American labor movement are dealt with in chapters 2 and 3. The next two chapters explore the relationship between unions and the economy. Major problems facing labor unions, such as organizing, collective bargaining, and dispute settlement, are examined in chapters 6 and 7. The concluding chapter discusses the role of unions in the 1980's. The appendix contains the names of major U.S. unions. (RM)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Collective Bargaining, Economic Factors, Economics Education, Futures (of Society), Labor Demands, Labor Problems, Labor Relations, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Unions, United States History, Work Environment
Joint Council on Economic Education, 2 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 (JCEE Checklist No. 337, $8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint Council on Economic Education, New York, NY.