Voice and Involvement at Work: Experience with Non-Union Representation
Paul J. Gollan, Bruce E. Kaufman, Daphne Taras, Adrian Wilkinson
Routledge, Aug 21, 2014 - Business & Economics - 420 pages
In the last decade, nonunion employee representation (NER) has become a much discussed topic in the fields of human resource management, employment relations, and employment/labor law. This book examines the purpose, structure, and performance of various types of employee representation bodies created by companies in non-union settings to promote collective forums for voice and involvement at the workplace.
This unique volume presents the first longitudinal evidence on the performance, success, and failure of NER plans over an extended time period. Consisting of twelve detailed, in-depth case studies of actual NER plans in operation across four countries, this volume provides unparalleled evidence on such matters as: the motives behind the initial establishment of NER, different organizational forms of NER in industry, key success and failure factors over the long-term, pro and con evaluations for employers and employees, and more. Voice and Involvement at Work captures an unequalled international and comparative perspective through a wide cross-section of different NER forms.
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Criticism of NER as a worthless sham and union avoidance scheme reached such a pitch in the United States that such organizations were largely banned under the National Labour Relations Act (NLRA, 1935). Although Canada adopted a ...
Instead of following the American National Labor Relations Act (NLRA, or Wagner Act) 1935 ban on company unions, the Canadians did not create a comprehensive Wagner Act equivalent until 1944, when the political and economic environment ...
The other significant exception is for the narrow range of companies outside the coverage of the NLRA. Principally included here are transportation companies, such as airlines and railroads, covered under the Railway Labour Act (RLA, ...
A lively debate has taken place in the American industrial relations and labour law fields over the last two to three decades regarding whether the NLRA's restriction on non-union forms of representation has harmed the country's ...
Apparently the NLRA is less restrictive in practice than it is on paper. OVERVIEW OF THE TWELVE CHAPTERS Provided next is a brief overview of each of the upcoming twelve chapters. They are presented in the order given in the book with ...
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