The profound changes in the relationship between employers and employees during the 1980s have included increases in the extent of employee participation, declining unionization, wage restraint, concession bargaining, and labor management cooperation. These essays examine whether these significant changes constitute a fundamental transformation of the American system of industrial relations.
B>James Chelius is Professor and Chair, Department of Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Rutgers University. His primary research interest is government intervention in labor markets, particularly occupational safety and health and workers' compensation. He has published Workplace Safety and Health: The Role of Workers' Compensation Insurance and Small Business and Financing of Workers' Compensation. James Dworkin is Associate Dean and Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University. His research and teaching interests are collective bargaining and labor relations. He has published Owners Versus Players: Baseball and Collective Bargaining.