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Address by Richard L. Trumka

The speaker asserts that, following the destruction of the World Trade Center as well as several corporate scandals, the George W. Bush administration has aligned itself with corporations and against working families.

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The author asserts that the labor movement is at a crossroads and not on its deathbed, and that greater emphasis on organizing and strategic and coordinated bargaining campaigns may prove successful. Increased inequality of wealth distribution favors a resurgence of the labor movement. Public opinion may support labor law reforms. Arbitrators cannot honorably render employment …

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Employee empowerment – Collective bargaining’s future role

A debate about the efficacy of organized labor as opposed to freedom of individuals to contract.

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The AFL-CIO representative opines that the law of arbitration must keep pace with the transformation of the workplace and evolving needs of workers, and that the arbitration process must be made more accessible. He concludes that the United States labor movement must reorganize. The management attorney asserts that the hierarchical managerial structure is doomed, that …

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Six case studies of maturing labor-management relationships, from adversarial to cooperative, over time, and what characteristics they have in common.

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Report of the Future Directions Committee

The report and recommendations of the Academy’s Future Directions Committee, undertaken in 1982-1983. The questionnaire was forwarded to 595 Academy members. The tabulation of 391 responses is appended.

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