The use of the selective strike to circumvent the provisions of the Railway Labor Act regarding nationwide rail strikes is discussed. Settlement procedures of RLA and Federal emergency legislation were seen by the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the successor United Transportation Union as placing unfair constraint upon the unions' ultimate economic weapon, the work stoppage. The role of coalition bargaining and the unique position of a coalition of railroad managements dealing with an international union are explored. It is concluded that the selective strike has altered the bargaining technique; there has been no threat of a nationwide rail strike in over eight years.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Consultants, Incorporated Press

    P.O. Box 4308, 1417 Peters Creek Road
    Roanoke, VA  United States  24015
  • Authors:
    • Wilner, F N
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 80 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Consultants, Incorporated Press
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM