Dubin, Robert
January 1949
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jan49, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p195
Academic Journal
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.


Related Articles

  • Research on the Results and Impact of NLRB Decisions. Samoff, Bernard // Labor Law Journal;Apr57, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p235 

    In the year 1956 there should be no doubt in anyone's mind about the federal government's continuing role in industrial relations. Ewan Clague notes that federal government will continue to be concerned with industrial relations. The question is how to do it in the most constructive way."...

  • Breakthroughs in Labor-Management Relations. Seligson, Harry // Labor Law Journal;Jun63, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p495 

    The article discusses some breakthroughs in labor-management relations in the U.S. In spite of the conditions of the labor-management relations, some developments of such significance have taken place that the term breakthrough can be applied to them. The list includes the joint conference...

  • The Cost of Union-Management Cooperation: Criminal Sanctions for Employer Business Entertainment. Miller, Christopher S.; Pontz, Evan H. // Labor Law Journal;Dec97, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p726 

    This article discusses issues related to the growth of union-management cooperation in the United States. Employers have primarily, if not exclusively, foot the bill of entertaining union leadership for convincing them to support cooperation. The reasons for management making such an investment...

  • The Influence of Cooperative Programs on Union-Management Relations, Flexibility, and Other Labor Relations Outcomes. VOOS, PAULA B. // Journal of Labor Research;Winter89, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p103 

    There has been considerable interest recently in joint union-management committees as a means of promoting union-management cooperation. At the same time, many unionized firms have been experimenting with quality of worklife and other workplace-level programs aimed at the average employee in the...

  • Have the Courts Extended a Sound Doctrine Too Far? Wagner, Martin // Labor Law Journal;Aug82, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p487 

    The article reports that numerous industrial relations scholars and practitioners have viewed with misgivings the intrusion of the courts into the administration of collective bargaining agreements and the accompanying day-to-day relationships among employers, unions, and the employees on whose...

  • TENURE OF LEADERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN FLINT GLASS WORKERS' UNION. Steele, H. Ellsworth // Quarterly Journal of Economics;Feb51, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p130 

    The article discusses the structure of leadership in the American flint glass worker's union (AFGWU). The AFGWU is one of the nation's oldest unions and the possessor of an enviable record of continuous and responsible national collective bargaining. The flint glass workers established their...

  • Collective Bargaining and the National Interest. Raffaele, Joseph A. // Labor Law Journal;Jun63, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p514 

    The article discusses the role of the U.S. government in stifling the growth of maturity in collective bargaining. The focal point of public disaffection with collective bargaining is less in its subtle economic effects and more with the drama of labor disputes settlement. A way to forestall...

  • Major agreements expiring next month.  // Monthly Labor Review;Mar91, Vol. 114 Issue 3, p38 

    Presents a list of selected collective bargaining agreements expiring in April. Information which is collected by the Labor Bureau covering agreements involving 1,000 or more workers; How the lists are organized.

  • Reflections on Public Sector Collective Bargaining. Aaron, Benjamin // Labor Law Journal;Aug76, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p453 

    This article focuses on collective bargaining in the public sector in the U.S. During the preceding 10 years, government employment had increased 44.1 percent, from 8.8 million in October 1960 to 12.6 million in October 1969, while state and local government had increased from 6.3 to 9.7...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics