ERIC Number: ED345031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Joint Training Programs: A Union-Management Approach to Preparing Workers for the Future.
Ferman, Louis A., Ed.; And Others
This book documents the range of training programs that are being established by employers and unions; assesses porgram functioning and results; and offers insights for practitioners, scholars, and policy makers. An introduction (Ferman et al.) provides a general framework for thinking about union-management training programs and presents an overview of the volume. "Scope and Extent of Joint Training Programs" (Hoyman, Ferman) offers data based on a 1988 survey of organizations in which there was some degree of labor-management cooperation. The next four chapters describe leading union-management initiatives: "The Alliance for Employee Growth and Development, Inc." (Treinen, Ross); "The United Auto Workers (UAW)-Ford Education, Development, and Training Program" (Tomasko, Dickinson); "Lessons from the UAW-GM [General Motors] Paid Educational Leave Program" (Schurman et al.); and "Union-Management Training Programs in the Public Sector: The New York Experience" (Gray et al.). Chapters 7 and 8 focus on training for dislocated workers, the former from the perspective of labor, the latter from the perspective of state government: "Joint Training of Dislocated Workers: What Does It Take?" (McMillan) and "Joint State-Level Responses to Worker Dislocation" (Baker). "Joint Programs for Lifelong Learning" (Gordus et al.), describes a novel arrangement whereby outside professionals help facilitate lifetime education planning by workers in a union-management program. A highly detailed, quantitative model for assessing the impact of this approach is presented. The concluding three chapters examine broad themes that have emerged from field research on joint initiatives: "Service Delivery in Joint Training Programs" (Ferman, Hoyman); "The Governance of Joint Training Initiatives" (Savoie, Cutcher-Gershenfeld); and "Public Policy and Research Implications of Joint Training Programs" (Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Hoyman). A list of 160 references and an index are provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Programs, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Dislocated Workers, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Inplant Programs, Job Training, Labor Education, Labor Force Development, Labor Relations, Local Government, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, State Government, Unions
ILR Press, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
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