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Dickman, Howard – Government Union Review, 1984
Historical evidence is presented for the thesis that exclusive union representation by majority rule was adopted in the private sector primarily to pave the way for a corporative state. Peaceful, orderly collective bargaining by "responsible" unions in a competitive economy was a minor, secondary consideration. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Government Employees, Labor Legislation, Labor Market
Pulliam, Mark S. – Government Union Review, 1984
Any legitimate theory of employment rights must be founded on the premise that employment is a voluntary relationship governed by mutual consent; an employment right does not exist apart from contract. Analyzes the legal aspects of public sector employment. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Court Litigation, Employer Employee Relationship
Reid, Joseph D., Jr.; Kurth, Michael M. – Government Union Review, 1984
The growth of unionism among teachers during the 1970s is attributed to exclusive representation. Considers the appropriateness of granting to a union the exclusive right to represent public employees. (MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Employees, Labor Relations
DiLorenzo, Thomas J. – Government Union Review, 1984
Argues that exclusive representation reduces public employees' freedom of choice, increases the welfare of union leaders at the expense of union members, limits employment opportunities of "outsiders," entrenches the monopoly provision of public services, and generates conflict and instability in labor relations. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Government Employees, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations