THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION'S SELECTIVE STRIKE TECHNIQUE
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.
Transport Consultants, Incorporated PressP.O. Box 4308, 1417 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA United States 24015
- Wilner, F N
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 80 p.
- TRT Terms: Collective bargaining; Industry structure; Labor law; Labor relations; Labor unions; Legislation; Strikes
- Identifier Terms: Railway Labor Act
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Law; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00167494
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Consultants, Incorporated Press
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM