Synopsis By: Lurie - Proceeding Author: Michael E. Bennett, William Childs, William J. Usery, Jr.

Secretary Usery observes that global competition has weakened the nature of collective bargaining. He recommends the acceptance of United States workers as partners, and cites the Toyota-GM-UAW experience in New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc, (NUMMI). William Chiled, VP for Human Resources at NUMMI, describes its dispute resolution process, and Michael Bennett, President of UAW Local 1853, describes the Saturn-UAW partnership, in which the old autocratic/adversarial system has been abandoned in favor of a collaborative relationship.