ERIC Number: ED291870
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
A Union Member's Guide to Employee Involvement.
Juravich, Tom; Harris, Howard
This guide is intended to be a first-time, general introduction to employee involvement for trade unionists--local leaders, stewards, and rank-and-file members. It makes no attempt to be comprehensive, but instead raises the major issues concerning employee involvement framed in trade union terms. Part I looks at the kinds of employee involvement programs that exist in the United States. The history of employee involvement is discussed in Part II. Part III looks at three different models of employee involvement in Japan, Germany, and Sweden. Its popularity is addressed in Part IV. Part V considers ways that programs become established in unionized workplaces. Part VI discusses how the implementation of an employee involvement program will affect the local. In Part VII, ways to safeguard the union and ensure that the program serves the members' interests are suggested. Part VIII considers the alternatives to strong union involvement in the initial stages of the program. Part IX describes what can be expected the first year of the program. Part X, Conclusions, is followed by a listing of resources. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Employer Employee Relationship, Labor Relations, Participation, Participative Decision Making, Quality Circles, Quality of Working Life, Union Members, Unions
The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations, University Park, PA 16802.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations.
Note: Produced under contract from the MILRITE Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.