Collective Bargaining as an Instrument of Social Change


This provocative essay makes the case that trade unions must intervene in economic restructuring in order to halt the erosion of job quality in today's economy. Jacobs argues forcefully that collective bargaining is not merely a means to determine wages and benefits. It is a powerful social tool that can move the corporation toward more socially responsible and responsive forms. Jacobs challenges labor to be audacious in a moment of crisis and challenges corporations to be more forthright in developing and communicating employee involvement plans.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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