FACING MECHANIZATION: THE WEST COAST LONGSHORE PLAN

The impact of mechanization and modernization on employment, earnings, productivity and the quality of working life in America is one of the most controversial and complex issues in collective bargaining and social policy. This new monograph is a thorough and informed case study of the pioneering plan negotiated in 1966 between the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union and the Pacific Martime Association, widely acclaimed as an imaginative approach to that growing problem. It examines the origins, implementation, and outcome of this plan from the standpoint of the employers, the union, and the general public. Of particular interest is the relationship of the plan to longshore productivity, profits, job security and earnings, and to the critical issues of work rules and working conditions. In addition, this book offers a fascinating and instructive inside view of collective bargaining in a changing technological environment. This well-documented study should be of immediate interest to all employers and unions concerned with mechanization and productivity and their impact on jobs, as well as to teachers and students of economics and labor relations in a key American industry.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Institute of Industrial Relations
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90024
  • Authors:
    • Fairley, L
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: 447 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 23

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monog Ser
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM