ERIC Number: ED374224
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
Fact Finding Report. Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations.
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
This report presents findings of a commission that held hearings and examined quantitative and qualitative evidence on the current state of worker-management relations in the United States. Chapter I identifies those facts about the changing economic and social environment that bear directly on the mission statement of the commission (to ensure that workers and managers work together more effectively) and highlight the challenges these facts pose for existing workplace practices, worker-management relations, and labor regulations. Chapter II reviews the facts with respect to employee participation and labor-management cooperation. Sections report on the following: views of workers, managers, and labor leaders; the extent of employee involvement; the issues addressed in these processes; the evidence on their effects on economic outcomes; their prospects for diffusion; and the legal issues they raise. Part A of Chapter III focuses on how effectively the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) works in providing workers the free choice whether or not to bargain collectively with their employers. Part B considers workers not covered by the NLRA, including contingent workers, the construction sector, and workers in the railroad and airline industries covered by the Railway Labor Act. Chapter IV examines employment regulation, litigation, and dispute resolution. Appendixes include historical perspectives on the work of the commission and its national and regional meetings. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Labor Relations Act