Accession Number:

ADA045982

Title:

Unionization of Uniformed Personnel in the United States Air Force: the Quandary of the Seventies.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

This study provides a qualitative investigation of the military unionization movement, with its focus on the U.S. Air Force. The author examines the attitudes and opinions of military members ranging in rank from full colonel wing commanders to lower grade, enlisted personnel. Forces both for and against unionization were explored. Also identified and evaluated were major, perceived benefits and disadvantages of an Air Force union. The sources of empirical data were a large-scale unionization survey conducted by AFIT faculty members. and ancillary studies of selected Army personnel. These quantitative aspects were contrasted to more subjective evaluations of uniformed personnel. Traditional patriotic values were investigated in terms of societal influences and the popular concepts of socialogist Charles Moskos institution-occupation theory. The applicability of the relationship of private, public, and federal labor-management relations and the examples provided for any military unionism movement were also studied.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE