Accession Number : AD0644272

Title :   THE STRUCTURE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND SOME OF ITS DETERMINANTS.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Greenberg,David H.

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : It is concluded that an industry's bargaining structure is not arbitrary or accidental, but is shaped by attempts by the participants in collective bargaining to adjust as best they can to their environment. The analysis, however, is static, while many of the emphasized variables--scale of operations, the geographic scope of the market, seller concentration and so on--change over time. The nature of corresponding adjustments in bargaining structure suggest the degree of rigidity or flexibility present in collective bargaining. The more easily observable structural elements, i.e., the type and scope of bargaining units and the degree of similarity in contractual wage-fringe adjustments, are stressed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BARGAINING, *INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS), LABOR UNIONS, CLASSIFICATION, EMPLOYMENT, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, SALARIES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE