Collection : LERA Research Volumes

Published by the Labor and Employment Relations Association and distributed by Cornell University Press under its ILR Press imprint.

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The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations
"In the business and economic spheres, many of the most pressing ethical issues involve the employment relationship, such as the rights of employees versus shareholders, employee privacy and monitoring, whistleblowing, pay equity, discrimination...



Theoretical Perspectives on Work and the Employment Relationship
Developing a strong theoretical base for research and practice in industrial relations and human resource management has to date remained a largely unfulfilled challenge. This pioneering volume helps close the theory gap by presenting contributions...



Going Public
The Role of Labor-Management Relations in Delivering Quality Government Services
Going Public examines the forces affecting labor and management and the prospects for adopting service-oriented cooperative relationships as a key strategy for meeting the expanded demands on the public sector.



Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector
Private-sector collective bargaining in the United States is under siege. Many factors have contributed to this situation, including the development of global markets, a continuing antipathy toward unions by managers, and the declining effectiveness...



The Future of the Safety Net
Social Insurance and Employee Benefits
Social insurance and employee benefits are key elements of society's safety net for workers. Social Security, although popular and successful, is under attack by critics who advocate privatization and benefit cuts. In health care, the United States...



Nonstandard Work
The Nature and Challenges of Emerging Employment Arrangements
In recent years, much attention has focused on the growth of nonstandard and contingent employment (including part-time work) which involves up to 30 percent of the total U.S. labor force. There is little agreement on either the causes or the effects...



Employment Dispute Resolution and Worker Rights in the Changing Workplace
Have the speed, informality, and low cost of the grievance and arbitration system deteriorated? Has the system become too adversarial? Has it lost its problem-solving character? This book examines the nature and degree of change in workplace dispute...



New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace
This volume examines questions related to the prevention, compensation, and accommodation of work disabilities. It focuses on disabilities arising out of workplace...



Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship
Ever since the emergence of industrial relations as a field in the late 1920s, three different approaches to labor problems have been focal points for research and debate, according to Bruce E. Kaufman. What he refers to as "employers" solutions...



Public Sector Employment in a Time of Transition
The public sector seems to be in the early stages of a profound transition, similar in scale to the transformation of private sector industrial relations in the 1970s and 1980s. This volume analyzes elements in what is variously described as...



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