Accession Number : ADA116168

Title :   Public Employee Unions and the Post Commander.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Daniel,Eugene L

PDF Url : ADA116168

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The last two decades revealed a trend toward unionization by public sector employees including civilian employees on military installations. In this paper, LTC Daniel examines public sector employee unions and specifically their propensity to strike. Since US Army civilian employees have not, as yet, gone on strike, he examined a similar public sector group--the police. The paper begins with a review of the Boston Police Strike of 1919 and its impact on public sector unions from 1920-1950. Next, the paper examines the right of police to join unions, and the right of police unions to affiliate with big labor. That section of the paper continues with a dicussion of how police unions achieve their objectives. LTC Daniel uses a system model to display the differences between police wants and public perceptions. Based on his study of police unions, LTC Daniel than attempts to predict what those unions will do in the remainder of the 1980s. LTC Daniel next uses the knowledge of police union strikes to study Army Installations. The result is a set of options Army installation commanders have if ever faced with union strikes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LABOR, *POLICE, PERSONNEL, MODELS, HISTORY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE