This book is the first study to deal with the various facets of coalition bargaining and with union attempts unilaterally to impose company-wide terms on employers who have chosen not to engage in such negotiations on a voluntary basis. It covers the fundamentals of coalition bargaining, examines the several key coalition cases, and further explores the impact of such bargaining upon those affected—the unions, the companies, the employees, and the public.
Founded in 1921 as a separate Wharton department, the Industrial Research Unit has a long record of publication and research in the labor market, productivity, union relations, and business report fields. Major Industrial Research Unit studies are published as research projects are completed. This volume is Study no. 45.
William N. Chernish is Professor Emeritus in the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston.