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The author draws upon Privacy and Freedom (Westin, Athenaeum, 1967) to identify three surveillance techniques: observation, extraction and reproduction, and to discuss the propriety of each as a detection, control or evaluative device in the workplace. Surveillance by extraction, including polygraph testing and personality testing, is condemned as overly invasive and unreliable. Surveillance by reproduction …

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Discussion of the exponential growth of public employee unionism in the past decade and disputes peculiar to the federal sector and to state and municipal units. Includes discussion of representation issues, the variety of state public employee bargaining legislation, and other avenues for collective action by public employees.

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Discussion of grievance arbitration, distinguishing federal sector from state and local government experience. Includes discussion of advisory arbitration, types of issues submitted, available forums; differences in extent of unionization within public employment; limits on adopting private-sector practices in the public sector; and possible directions of development.

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