John Budd continues to present the most dynamic, engaging approach to understanding labor relations in the 21st century with Labor Relations, 4/e. This textbook presents labor relations as a system for balancing employment relationship goals (efficiency, equity, and voice) and the rights of labor and management. By weaving these themes with the importance of alternative perspectives on the nature of the employment relationship throughout the text, students can learn not only how the traditional labor relations processes work, but also why these processes exist and how to evaluate whether they are working. In this way, students can develop a deeper understanding of labor relations that will help them successfully navigate a contemporary labor relations system that faces severe pressures requiring new strategies, policies, and practices.
PART ONE: Foundations Chapter 1 Contemporary Labor Relations: Objectives, Practices, and Challenges Chapter 2 Labor Unions: Good or Bad? PART TWO: The U.S. New Deal Industrial Relations System Chapter 3 Historical Development Chapter 4 Labor Law Chapter 5 Labor and Management: Strategies, Structures, and Constraints Chapter 6 Union Organizing Chapter 7 Bargaining Chapter 8 Impasse, Strikes, and Dispute Resolution Chapter 9 Contract Clauses and Their Administration PART THREE: Issues for the 21st Century Chapter 10 Flexibility, Empowerment, and Partnership Chapter 11 Globalization PART FOUR: Reflection Chapter 12 Comparative Labor Relations Chapter 13 What Should Labor Relations Do? Appendix A: The National labor Relations Act Appendix B: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Appendix C: A Sample NLRB Decision Appendix D: Collective Bargaining Simulation: The Zinnia and Service Workers Local H-56