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This book offers an analysis of the relationship among collective bargaining, firm competitiveness, and employment protections and creation in the United States. The contributors provide an overview of the legal framework and the economic and industrial relations research on collective bargaining, competitiveness, and employment, then follow with four case studies that provide insights into the process of collective bargaining and its current status in the evolving U.S. labor-management system.


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Download 3. The Impact of Collective Bargaining on Competitiveness and Employment / Dale Belman and Richard N. Block (153 KB)

Download 4. Case Study Methodology / Richard N. Block (101 KB)

Download 5. Basic Aluminum / Richard N. Block (219 KB)

Download 6. Auto Assembly / Richard N. Block and Peter Berg (187 KB)

Download 7. Automobile Parts / Michael L. Moore and Richard N. Block (185 KB)

Download 8. Health Care / Michael J. Polzin and Peter Berg (117 KB)

Download 9. Overview and Conclusions / Richard N. Block (104 KB)


9780880992626 (cloth) ; 9780880992619 (pbk.) ; 9780585469652 (ebook)

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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Employment relationships; Unions and collective bargaining

Bargaining for Competitiveness: Law, Research, and Case Studies




Block, Richard N., ed. 2003. Bargaining for Competitiveness: Law, Research, and Case Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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