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ERIC Number: ED345031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 291
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87546-178-6
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)
ILR Press, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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