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Downsizing, in response to competition and automation, often results in reallocation of remaining jobs; reclassifications; revised job duties, wage rates and job schedules; and subcontracting. The authors address, respectively, the…

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The article describes “partnering” in the construction industry (emphasizing cooperation and the quality of the working relationship, rather than a contractual arrangement between the respective parties). The partnering relationship is…

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New industrial relations and industrial justice

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…

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The article traces the collective bargaining history in the Steel industry, leading up to the 1993 agreement which brought the Union and its members into the operational decision-making process. The…

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