Collective Bargaining: Crisis and Its Consequences for American Society

标题Collective Bargaining: Crisis and Its Consequences for American Society
出版物类型期刊文章
出版物年份2012
作者Kochan, Thomas A.
期刊Industrial Relations Journal
Volume43
Issue4
Pagination302 - 316
关键词collective bargaining, industrial relations, Willy Brown
Abstract

The term ‘collective bargaining’ was first used extensively and developed in full form by Sidney and Beatrice Webb. As the intellectual father and mother of British industrial relations and through their multiple contributions to research, government and policy making, and university affairs, the Webbs served as role models for multiple generations of British scholars. Willy Brown, scholar, educational leader and active public servant, stands as our generation's Webbs' equivalent. In all three domains he has carried on the Webbs' legacy with the highest distinction. So it is fitting that one essay in this collection honouring Willy be devoted to an examination of the current state of this institution the Webbs called collective bargaining. I am honoured to present an analysis of collective bargaining, albeit one limited to its effects, the consequences of its decline and its potential future in the United States.