Labour-management partnership in the USA: Islands of success in a hostile context

Adrienne E. Eaton, Joel Ethan Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Saul A. Rubinstein

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Abstract

The current context for labour-management partnerships in the USA is unfriendly in almost all ways. Union density, at 11.1% overall and 6.6% in the private sector, is at a modern low (US BLS 2015). With few exceptions, there is no signifi cant encouragement of partnerships from either the federal or the state governments. There is no organization or forum that regularly brings together leaders of the labour and business communities for social dialogue about economic or other policies. And many of the “best examples” of partnerships in the last couple of decades have not been sustained. Th ere are still “islands” of success, but they function in spite of the system rather than because of it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDeveloping Positive Employment Relations
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Experiences of Labour Management Partnership
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan UK
Pages125-153
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9781137427724
ISBN (Print)9781137427700
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Labor management
State government
Economics
Labor
Union density
Private sector
Social dialogue

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  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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Eaton, A. E., Cutcher-Gershenfeld, J. E., & Rubinstein, S. A. (2016). Labour-management partnership in the USA: Islands of success in a hostile context. In Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership (pp. 125-153). Palgrave Macmillan UK. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4_6

Labour-management partnership in the USA : Islands of success in a hostile context. / Eaton, Adrienne E.; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel Ethan; Rubinstein, Saul A.

Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016. p. 125-153.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Eaton, AE, Cutcher-Gershenfeld, JE & Rubinstein, SA 2016, Labour-management partnership in the USA: Islands of success in a hostile context. in Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 125-153. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4_6
Eaton AE, Cutcher-Gershenfeld JE, Rubinstein SA. Labour-management partnership in the USA: Islands of success in a hostile context. In Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership. Palgrave Macmillan UK. 2016. p. 125-153 https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4_6
Eaton, Adrienne E. ; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel Ethan ; Rubinstein, Saul A. / Labour-management partnership in the USA : Islands of success in a hostile context. Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership. Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016. pp. 125-153
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