Labor Relations in a Globalizing World

By: Bruce Feldacker and Michael Hayes

640 pp
978 0 8014 5458 5


Labor Guide to Labor Law is a comprehensive survey of labor law in the private sector, written from the labor perspective for labor relations students and for unions and their members. This thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition covers new statutes, current issues, and the latest developments in labor and employment law.

The text emphasizes issues of greatest importance to unions and employees. Where the law permits a union to make certain tactical choices, those choices are pointed out. Material is included on internal union matters that tend to be ignored in management texts. Bruce S. Feldacker and Michael J. Hayes cover applicable labor law principles from a union's initial organizing campaign to the mature bargaining relationship, including such subjects as the employee right to engage in protected concerted activity, the duty to bargain, labor arbitration, the use of strikes, picketing and other economic weapons in resolving a labor dispute, the duty of fair representation, internal union regulation, and employment discrimination.

This book is also a useful reference and review for full-time union officers and representatives who have a working knowledge of labor law but wish to brush up on certain points as needed in their work. Both authors have extensive experience in the construction field, and they have been careful to include material on those aspects of labor law that are unique to that field.

Labor Guide to Labor Law is structured to present an unbiased and comprehensive explanation of labor law principles for anyone interested in the field. Thus, labor relations educators, as well as practitioners in the field representing labor, management, or individual employees, should also find the text suitable for their use. Each chapter includes a summary, review questions and answers, a restatement of "Basic Legal principles" with citations to key cases, and a bibliography for additional research.

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Table of Contents

About the Fifth Edition
How to Find a Case: A Guide to Basic Case Resources and Understanding Case and Statutory Citation Formats

Chapter 1. Federal Regulation of Labor-Management Relations: A Statutory and Structural Overview
Chapter 2. The Collective Bargaining Unit and Representation Elections
Chapter 3. Union Organizing Rights and Election Campaigns
Chapter 4. Protection of Employees' Rights to Concerted Activity and to Support Unions
Chapter 5. The Duty to Bargain
Chapter 6. Strikes, Striker Rights, and Lockouts
Chapter 7. Picketing, Boycotts, and Related Activity
Chapter 8. Union Regulation of Work and the Antitrust Laws: Hot Cargo Agreements, Jurisdictional Disputes,
and Featherbedding
Chapter 9. Enforcement of Collective Bargaining Agreements and the Duty to Arbitrate
Chapter 10. Union Membership and Union Security
Chapter 11. Rights and Responsibilities of Union Members
Chapter 12. The Duty of Fair Representation
Chapter 13. Unlawful Employer Relationships with Unions
Chapter 14. Equal Employment Opportunity
Chapter 15. Federal-State Relationships in Labor Relations

Answers to Review Questions

About the Authors