ERIC Number: ED308314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Organized Labor at the Crossroads.
Huang, Wei-Chiao, Ed.
These papers are organized around the theme that labor unions in the United States, having suffered a precipitous decline in membership and influence, must reassess their past practices and strategies and seek new methods and solutions. Following an introduction by Wei-Chiao Huang, the document includes "Bargaining Realities: Responding to a Changing World" (Sharon P. Smith); "Innovation or Confrontation: Alternative Directions for American Industrial Relations" (Thomas A. Kochan and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld; "Organized Labor's Political Agenda: An Economist's Evaluation" (George E. Johnson); "The Promise of Profit Sharing" (Martin L. Weitzman); "The Changing Status of Unionism around the World: Some Emerging Patterns" (Richard B. Freeman); and "Evidence on U.S. Experiences with Dispute Resolution Systems" (Orley Ashenfelter). (CML)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Employer Employee Relationship, Labor Economics, Labor Relations, Negotiation Agreements, Negotiation Impasses, Quality of Working Life, Scope of Bargaining, Union Members, Unions, Work Environment
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 300 South Westnedge Blvd., Kalamazoo, MI 49007 ($9.95; hardcover, ISBN-0-88099-076-7: $16.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Note: Papers presented during the Annual Lecture-Seminar Series, Western Michigan University (24th, Kalamazoo, MI, 1987-1988).