TITLE

UNION-MANAGEMENT CO-OPERATION AND PRODUCTIVITY

AUTHOR(S)
Dubin, Robert
PUB. DATE
January 1949
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan49, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p195
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Union-management co-operation on production is an ideal. Being an ideal it is never permanently achieved. Even when the goal is approached in an actual situation, evidence from a number of American case studies indicates that co-operation on production between union and company is likely to be short-lived. On the other hand, not all companies and the unions with which they deal are in constant and open warfare with each other. There is a wide range between the poles of industrial conflict and co-operation. Between these extremes will probably be found the majority of companies and unions engaged in collective bargaining. Because of the spectacular character of open industrial warfare and self-conscious (and usually self-pubIicized) union-company co-operation, the vast middle ground of live-andlet-live labor relations has received relatively little attention from students of industrial relations. It is our purpose to explore some aspects of this middle ground of mundane collective bargaining and examine the basis of its existence as well as the conditions for its survival.
ACCESSION #
6449883

 

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