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Human Resources Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations: A Strategic Approach, 4th Edition by Joan E. Pynes

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CHAPTER ELEVEN

LABOR-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS

Collective Bargaining in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

After reading this chapter, you should be able to

  • Understand the elements of labor-management relations and collective bargaining and their importance to health care strategic human resources management
  • Describe what a union is and why employees join unions
  • Understand the differences in collective bargaining rights for federal employees, state and local employees, and nonprofit employees
  • Understand the current trends and issues in healthcare labor-management relations

The economic, technological, social, cultural, and legal changes affecting the workplace have provoked changes in labor-management relations. The current economic distress, leading ...

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