STUDY OF UNIONS, MANAGEMENT RIGHTS, AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MASS TRANSIT
Results of the collective bargaining process are of central interest in the fields of industrial relations and mass transit. This research reports on an empirically based study of labor-management relations in a nine-state Southeastern area. Through an analysis of labor agreements on a provision-by-provision basis utilizing a list of 249 variables and in-depth, on-site interviews of both union and management representatives, this research provides the reader a better understanding of the dimensions of collective bargaining in mass transit. By indentifying the significant parameters in negotiations, determining the collective bargaining environment, and quantitatively evaluating the involvement of organized labor in the bargaining relationship, the research provides a basis for examination of the underlying compexities of labor-management relationships. This report presents, along with a description and analysis of the collective bargaining environment in the Southeast for mass transit, the formulation and operationalization of a model of collective bargaining outcomes. Significant issues such as the nature of bargaining, employee protection provisions, wage determination, impasse resolutions, and technological change are discussed. An examination of the public interest and union influences is developed and a model to measure union involvement or power is formulated and analyzed. /Author/
- Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Office of University Research.
University of North Florida, JacksonvilleP.O. Box 17074, Pottsburg Station
Jacksonville, FL United States 32216
- JENNINGS, K M
- Smith, J A
- TRAYNHAM, E C
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 276 p.
- TRT Terms: Collective bargaining; Labor negotiations; Labor relations; Labor unions; Management; Mathematical models; Public policy; Public transit
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models; Public interest
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Economics; Finance; Highways; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Public Transportation; Society;
- Accession Number: 00167853
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50116
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM