Chapter 1 - Chapter 1: Framework for Analyzing Collective...

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Chapter 1: Framework for Analyzing Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations Industrial relations: interdisciplinary field of study that concentrates on individual workers, groups of workers, and their unions and their associations, employers and their organizations, and the env in which these parties participate The Participants Management o Responsible for promoting goals of ers and their organizations Shareholders/owners Top executives/line management HR staff who manage relations with ees and unions Labor o Includes both ees and unions Government o Local, state, and federal political processes o Gov agencies responsible for passing/enforcing public policies that affect industrial relations o Gov as representative of public interest Assumptions about Labor and Conflict Labor is more than a commodity, more than a marketable resource Labor is more than a set of HR to be allocated to serve the goals of a firm Industrial relations takes a multiple interest perspective on the study of cb and ir o IR must be concerned with how policies that govern employment relations affect workers and their interests There is an inherent conflict of interest b/w ers and ees o Arises out of the clash of economic interests b/w workers seeking high pay
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