THIS IS one of a series of major studies in industrial relations being undertaken at the University of Chicago.
Various members of the faculty and staff of the University who are associated with the Industrial Relations Center are carrying forward research in many areas of industrial relations, including union-management relations, the theory of wages, financial and non-financial incentives, the law of labor, human problems of industrial organization, the relation of industry to the community, and educational methods for union and management personnel.
This volume falls within the area of union-management relations. During the past year an attempt has been made to develop a new framework for the analysis of labor relations. The first application of this framework is set forth in these two studies.
This book is a joint undertaking. Mr. Harbison is responsible for Part II, "General Motors and the UAW"; Mr. Dubin is responsible for Part III, "Studebaker and the UAW." Part I, "Introduction," and Part IV, "Conclusions," were developed jointly.
Executives of the General Motors Corporation and the Studebaker Corporation and local and international officers of the UAW-CIO made many constructive suggestions and expressed critical opinions of individual sections of this book. It is necessary to add that General Motors executives and UAW officials expressed disagree-