An Analysis of Selected Provisions in Construction Labor Agreements.
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE
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The purpose of this research effort is to investigate some of the pressures facing the modern day construction craft union and to try to determine the effects those pressures have had on labor management negotiations. The objective is to determine the relative strengths of unions of each craft in the construction industry through an analysis of selected provisions in union agreements. The data for this study was collected from union agreements between multi-employer organizations, such as the Associated General Contractors of America, and six basic construction crafts carpenters, cement masons, iron workers, laborers, operating engineers, and teamsters. Since a serious threat to union security comes from open shop competition further comparisons will be made between agreements from Union Shop states and Right to Work states. In general, labor agreements in Right to Work states would be expected to be more favorable to management than the agreements occurring in Union Shop states.
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