Labor Relations in the Public Sector, Fifth Edition
CRC Press – 2014 – 428 pages
Thoroughly revised to incorporate important changes in the public labor relations and unionization landscape, this new edition retains icontains new sections on recent trends and membership figures, new legislation and new politics as they influence bargaining rights. It highlights the implications of the new collective bargaining environment on financial and human resource management issues and outcomes. It also provides updated information on the future state of unions. It is a useful overview for the professional reader, and classroom-friendly, with discussions of the most recent literature and case studies, plus end-of-chapter assignments and quizzes.
History. The Unions Today. The Legal Environment. Fundamentals of the Bargaining Process. The Process and Politics of Public Sector Collective Bargaining. Financial Impacts of Public Employee Unions. The Human Resource Management Impacts of Public Employee Unions. Strikes. Alternatives to the Strike. Living with the Contract. Public Employee Unions in the Future.