TITLE

THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

AUTHOR(S)
Chamberlain, Neil
PUB. DATE
May 1944
SOURCE
Quarterly Journal of Economics;May44, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p359
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article analyzes the nature and scope of the concept of collective bargaining. The collective bargaining, which has been defined here, is not a generic concept of the practice. It is concerned only with collective bargaining as it has developed in one particular form of economic relations, that between employer and employees. Collective bargaining is present in all fields of economic activity. The form in which it manifests itself, however, varies from field to field, and there is no a priori reason for assuming that collective bargaining in labor relations, as here defined, exhibits many similarities to collective bargaining in other fields. So far the law has been concerned with collective bargaining primarily in the field of labor relations. It is there that a definition, some definition, of collective bargaining is most vitally needed, since the encouragement of collective bargaining in that sphere of economic relations has been declared to be public policy. As the role of collective bargaining in other areas of the economy becomes better recognized or increases in importance, regulatory legislation may be expected governing such relations in those areas. It is to be hoped that, profiting by experience in the field of labor relations, the term collective bargaining will be adequately defined, should it appear in any such future enactments.
ACCESSION #
7716012

 

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