Accession Number:

ADA276934

Title:

The Impact of Organized Labor on the Defense Trucking and Railroad Industries

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Labor legislation and the Nations ability to deal with work stoppages are currently limited to peacetime and wartime situations only. There is no standing legislation which allows the President to order either striking workers or recalcitrant management back to work should there be a work stoppage during mobilization or period of national emergency. While our labor legislation is adequate for dealing with wartime and peacetime operations, this gap in transitional mobilization legislation can allow for disruption of critical strategic transportation services. In order to correct this shortcoming, the Department of Defense should seek legislation giving the President authority to issue a remain at work order before a strike occurs. This legislative authority must also include a provision for directed mediation and binding arbitration.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE