Problems in Labor Relations: A Case Book Presenting Some Major Issues in the Relations of Labor, Capital, and Government

Problems in Labor Relations: A Case Book Presenting Some Major Issues in the Relations of Labor, Capital, and Government

Problems in Labor Relations: A Case Book Presenting Some Major Issues in the Relations of Labor, Capital, and Government

Problems in Labor Relations: A Case Book Presenting Some Major Issues in the Relations of Labor, Capital, and Government

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This book is intended as an aid to the study and teaching of labor relations. It consists entirely of problems, without "solutions." While it is designed, in part, for courses involving professional training for labor administration or graduate work in labor relations, it has more particularly had in view introductory courses in labor problems conducted in accordance with the modern techniques being developed in progressive teaching.

Each problem outlines a definite situation providing issue. requiring decision, instead of immediately supplying the traditional or authoritative ideas concerning it. This objective approach forces the student or thoughtful reader to begin with an attempt to understand labor problems through his own analysis. It encourages the vaguely sociological person to attack a problem more realistically, more precisely, and more independently than by just reading about it. It leads the narrower and more practical individual to view a situation more broadly and socially than by uncritical acceptance of readymade solutions.

The concrete issues presented are designed to heighten interest by providing tangible contacts with the points at which general problems have their source. The nature of these issues is such as to require responsible thinking in the light of all the circumstances, rather than mere recitation of what has been already said or written about a subject in general.

A problem book is not, however, a substitute for other means of study. The problem method makes the wider use of text and reference assignments not merely desirable but essential. It vitalizes lectures, discussions, and quizzes. In particular, "honors" work, project study, and seminars can be much im-

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