Shopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing by David FairrisShopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing by David Fairris

Shopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American Manufacturing

byDavid FairrisEditorDavid Fairris

Hardcover | June 11, 1997

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Building on the work of labor historians, industrial relations scholars, and institutional labor economists, this book offers not only a comprehensive analysis of the changing nature of shopfloor labor-management relations in the large manufacturing firms of this century, it also supplies empirical evidence of the effect of these institutional changes on labor productivity growth and injury rates. No other study has dealt with the broad sweep of shopfloor governence during the twentieth century, paid as careful attention to the process by which shopfloor institutional arrangements changed over these years, or offered hard evidence on the relationship between changing shopfloor institutions and changing shopfloor outcomes.
Title:Shopfloor Matters: Labor - Management Relations in 20th Century American ManufacturingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:June 11, 1997Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041512123X

ISBN - 13:9780415121231


Editorial Reviews

"Many books discuss labor's struggle for better wages and fringe benefits in the twentieth century. "Shopfloor Matters, however, is distinct....It is fascinating reading, and it provides a unique historical perspective that helps explain current managerial fetishes with flexibility and competitiveness....Fairris has produced a rich story...."Shopfloor Matter is sophisticated, yet it would be useful for advanced seminars, labor education, labor history, and industrial relations....this book has made me rethink my previous views about the role of company unions in the development of labor-management relations and encouraged me to pay more attention to how fundamental day-to-day shopfloor conditions are to worker satisfaction."-"Eastern Economic Journal "I highly recommend this book for a number of reasons, the least of which is that it explains the inherent problems with current workplace reforms, but most of all because it provides a historical framework within which tounderstand the nature of these limitations. More importantly, it offers a concrete policy that addresses the current impasse in labor-management relations. "Shopfloor Matters is essential reading for those teaching labor economics or labor history and for anyone interested in understanding the nature of labor-management relations today."-Paulette Olson, Wright State University, Journal of Economic Issues