This analysis of the changing process of union-employer collective bargaining represents the first-person views of some of the most prominent figures in U.S. labor relations. It discusses fundamental domestic and international economic and political trends, as well as salient contemporary issues.
Introduction Part 1: The State of the System 1. Input: Labor, Management, and Government 2. Output: Collective Bargaining and Productivity Part 2: The Economic Dimension 3. Collective Bargaining and Automation 4. Collective Bargaining and Inflation Part 3: The Political Dimension 5. Depoliticizing the Bargaining Process 6. Repoliticizing the Bargaining Process Part 4: The International Dimension 7. Bargaining in the World Marketplace 8. Bargaining with the Multinational Corporation Part 5: The Emerging System 9. Putting National Employment Policy on the Bargaining Table 10. Putting the Quality of Working Life on the Bargaining Table