Top Books for Industrial Relations

1. Industrial Relations and Labour Laws for Managers by Parul Gupta Industrial Relations Book

Industrial Relations

Aiming to provide the readers with an understanding and knowledge of labour laws, this textbook presents a collection of legislations dealing with industrial relations, wages, work conditions, and social security, and legislations regulating the employment of women and children in industrial activities.

2. Nova Scotia, in Its Historical, Mercantile and Industrial Relations by Duncan Campbell Industrial Relations Book

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.

3. Cases in Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations by David Dilts, Raymond Hilgert Industrial Relations Book

These cases have been tested in seminars and classes, and are challenging, fascinating learning instruments. As in previous editions, the cases are divided into two parts. Part One presents National Labor Relations Board cases as restructured from published reports of the NLRB and court decisions.

4. Rethinking Industrial Relations Mobilisation, Collectivism and Long Waves by John Kelly Industrial Relations Book

Containing a detailed examination of the evolution of industrial relations, it argues that the area is often under-theorized and influenced by the policy agenda of the state or employers, and will prove informative reading for students of industrial relations.

5. The Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills Strike of 1914-1915 Espionage, Labor Conflict, and New South Industrial Relations by Gary M. Fink Industrial Relations Book

Mill operatives walked off their jobs at Atlanta’s Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills complex in the spring of 1914, initiating a strike that involved not only the class conflict inherent in a labor-management dispute, but also ethnic confrontations, gender divisions, social and economic reforms, regional and sectional differences, and the textile industry’s rendition of the gospel of efficiency.

6. Labor and Industrial Relations Terms, Laws, Court Decisions, and Arbitration Standards by Matthew Kelly

Kelly covers labor relations laws, such as those concerning union status, and protective labor laws, such as those dealing with the minimum wage. The section on arbitration summarizes its status under federal law and reviews the landmark court decisions that provide the legal basis for industrial jurisprudence.

7. Industrial Relations Theory and Practice by Michael Salamon

This text provides a framework of concepts and knowledge for understanding and analyzing approaches to industrial relations. It focuses on the roles of the major participants, the issues confronting them and the strategies and processes used.

8. An Introduction to Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations by Harry Katz, Thomas Kochan, Alexander Colvin

Numerous examples are provided in the text and in boxes that include coverage on recent strikes, collective bargaining negotiations, and other contemporary collective bargaining events. The authors relate in a direct and clear fashion how concepts can be used to help understand current events.

9. The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations by John W. Budd, James G. Scoville

It is now time for the human resources and industrial relations communities to explore the application of ethics to the employment relationship and to discover the importance of treating employees, not just numbers, properly.

10. Industrial Relations in the Common Market by Campbell Balfour

The book provides a comprehensive description of the Common Market, its economic growth and the diverse economies of the member countries. It also examines political parties and trade unions, and deals with the themes of collective bargaining, incomes policy, law and labor relations, industrial democracy, labor mobility and social security.

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