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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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Professor Rentfro proffers that evolving societal values are reflected in the workplace: sexual harassment cases; drug and alcohol cases (and employee assistance programs); and a breakdown in the social contract…

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The changing competitive environment and arbitration

An examination of the changes in labor arbitration resulting from competition and technology. Management and Union perspectives are furnished, both advocating mediation. The management representative advocates that NAA members engage…

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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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A discussion of the measures taken by the steel industry in general, and US Steel and the USWA in particular, to increase efficiency while minimizing layoffs. The author advocates the…

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A discussion of parties’ successful experience with the “justice and dignity” provisions of the Continental Packaging Co./USWA collective bargaining agreement. A mature labor-management relationship, an expanding economy, and focus on…

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A review of “justice and dignity” clauses in collective-bargaining agreements and the parties’ experiences under those provisions. Concerns about excessive grievance and arbitration activity have proven unfounded….

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