Nonunion Employee Representation: History, Contemporary Practice, and Policy

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Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Gottlieb Taras
M.E. Sharpe, Apr 11, 2000 - Business & Economics
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Examines the history, contemporary practice, and policy issues of non-union employee representation in the U.S. and Canada. It encompasses many organizational devices, such as shop committees, works councils, employee teams, and joint industrial councils, that are organized on a nonunion basis for the purposes of representing employees on a wide range of production, quality, and employment issues. It includes contributions from a broad range of academics, practitioners, and policy makers, from Jonathan Hiatt and Lawrence Gold of the AFL-CIO to David Boone, Senior Vice President of Production Operations at Imperial Oil of Canada.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Accomplishments and Shortcomings of Nonunion Employee Representation in the PreWagner Act Years A Reassessment
21
The AFL and the Challenge of Company Unionism 19151937
61
A Road Not Taken Independent Local Unions in the United States Since 1935
76
Company Unionism in Canada 19151948
96
Portrait of Nonunion Employee Representation in Canada History Law and Contemporary Plans
121
An Economic Analysis of Employee Representation
149
Nonunion Representational Forms An Organizational Behavior Perspective
176
Nonunion Employee Representation in Japan
386
Nonunion Forms of Employee Representation in the United Kingdom and Australia
410
Employee Involvement and Section 8a2 EFCO Manufacturing
453
Operation of the Production District Joint Industrial Council Imperial Oil
457
Nonunion Employee Representation at Dofasco
463
Delta Personnel Board Council
469
Production District Joint Industrial Council at Imperial Oil LtdThe Perspective from the Employees Side
474
Nonunion Employee Representation at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
477

Nonunion Employee Representation A LegalPolicy Perspective
196
Estimates of Nonunion Employee Representation in the United States and Canada How Different Are the Two Countries?
223
Contemporary Experience with the Rockefeller Plan Imperial Oils Joint Industrial Council
231
Nonunion Employee Involvement and Participation Programs The Role of Employee Representation and the Impact of the NLRA
259
Do Employee Participation Groups Violate Section 8a2 of the National Labor Relations Act? An Empirical Analysis
287
Employee Involvement and Representation in Nonunion Firms What Canadian Employers Do and Why?
307
Advancing PublicSector LaborManagement Relations Through Consultation The Role of the National Joint Council of the Public Service of Canada
328
The Effectiveness of Diversity Networks in Providing Collective Voice for Employees
348
Nonunion Representation in Germany
365
The Section 8a2 Debate A Management Attorneys Perspective
483
My Experience with Unionization of Nonunion Employee Representation Plans in Canada
487
EmployerEmployee Committees A Union Perspective
498
Electromation An Opportunity Lost or Just Postponed?
513
A Canadian Policymakers Perspective on Nonunion Representation
518
Nonunion Employee Representation Findings and Conclusions
527
Index
559
About the Contributors
575
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