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Block, Richard N.

Overview
Works: 39 works in 121 publications in 3 languages and 8,024 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Richard N Block
Bargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studies by Richard N., Ed Block( )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an analysis of the relationship among collective bargaining (CB), firm competitiveness, and employment protection/creation in the United States (U.S.). Comparisons are also made between the U.S. situation and that in Europe. "Collective Bargaining in Context" (Richard N. Block, Peter Berg) places the US system of industrial relations in an international context. A literature review appears in the next two chapters. They are "Competitiveness and Employment Protection and Creation" (Richard N. Block), which examines the legal framework for CB, competitiveness, and employment, and "The Impact of Collective Bargaining on Competitiveness and Employment" (Dale Belman, Richard N. Block), which reviews the economics and industrial relations research on CB, competitiveness, and employment. "Case Study Methodology" (Richard N. Block) addresses the methodology used in the four case studies presented in these next four chapters: "Basic Aluminum: Alcoa-Rockdale, Texas, and United Steelworkers of America Local 4895" (Richard N. Block); "Auto Assembly: General Motors--Lansing, Michigan, and United Automobile Workers Local 652" (Richard N. Block, Peter Berg); "Automobile Parts: Lear Corporation--Elsie, Michigan, Division and United Automobile Workers Local 1660" (Michael L. Moore, Richard N. Block); and "Health Care: Sparrow Health System, Lansing, Michigan, and Professional Employees Council of Sparrow Hospital/Michigan Nurses Association" (Michael J. Polzin, Peter Berg). Each chapter contains some or all of these components: business description; facility/site history; history and background of CB; competitive pressures; CB, competitiveness, and employment protection/creation; and conclusions. "Overview and Conclusions" (Richard N. Block) states that, overall, the work demonstrates that CB, job protection/creation, and firm competitiveness are compatible in the U.S.; employees can enjoy the rights and protections inherent in collective bargaining; and shareholders and other firm stakeholders can prosper. (YLB)
Labor standards in the United States and Canada by Richard N Block( )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume attempts to measure and quantify 10 labor standards in the United States and Canada. Its two purposes are to begin to fill the gap in the research by developing a measure of labor standards that can be applied across countries and to apply that measure to the United States (U.S.) and Canada to test a popular hypothesis that Canada has higher labor standards than the U.S. Chapter 1 addresses labor standards and international trade, as well as the social contexts and why Canada and the U.S. may diverge. Chapter 2 reviews the economics and the institutional literature on the relationship between labor standards and trade, both generally and with specific attention to the U.S. and Canada. Chapter 3 provides definitions of the labor standards discussed. Chapter 4 discusses the data and methodology used to compare the labor standards in the two countries. It explains the weights and subindex values created for each of the 10 labor standards analyzed. Chapter 5 presents results of the comparison, through text and tables, which indicate that, overall, labor standards are higher in Canada than in the U.S. Chapter 6 summarizes results and presents conclusions. Appendixes include a list of 188 references and an index. (Ylb)
Justice on the job : perspectives on the erosion of collective bargaining in the United States by Richard N Block( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in English and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Labor law, industrial relations, and employee choice : the state of the workplace in the 1990s : hearings of the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations, 1993-94 by Richard N Block( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book uses the testimony given before the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations to gain insight into the state of industrial relations and labor law in the United States. The book is organized in five chapters. The first chapter looks at the history of labor movements and labor legislation in the United States. Chapter 2 explores the evolution of labor law since 1935, changes in industrial relations practice associated with that evolution, and changes in the economic environment. Both the unionized and the emergent nonunion systems are analyzed, resulting in the conclusion that the essence of the National Labor Relations Act is employee choice in the matter of union representation. That ideal, however, is not always met. Chapter 3 provides examples of firms that respect the right of employees choice. Unionized firms profiled in the chapter engage in extensive cooperation and innovative relationships with the unions representing their employees, often bringing in the union as a partner in making important decisions. Chapter 4 illustrates how the National Labor Relations Act, which was enacted to protect employee choice in representation, can be used to impair employee choice. The chapter provides synopses of employee testimony that shows who employers have used the provisions of the legislation to harass, punish, and prevent employees from forming unions, or to neutralize the effects of unions' bargaining power. The final chapter summarizes the earlier part of the book. Contains 72 references. (Kc)
U.S. industrial relations, 1950-1980 : a critical assessment by Richard N Block( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collective bargaining process : readings and analysis by Jean A Baderschneider( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employment law : the workplace rights of employees and employers by Benjamin Wolkinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing human resources in the 21st century : from core concepts to strategic choice by Ellen Ernst Kossek( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbitration 2013 : a tale of two countries : proceedings of the sixty-sixth annual meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 5-8, 2013 by National Academy of Arbitrators( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These proceedings of the 66th NAA Annual Meeting feature speakers from both the United States and Canada. Highlights include a Distinguished Speaker address by Elizabeth MacPherson, Chair, Canada Industrial Relations Board; and a keynote address by the Rt. Hon. Beverly McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada. Canadian chapters cover off-duty conduct in isolated mining towns, the problems of negotiating collective agreements in a shrinking market as illustrated by Canada Post, the use of back-to-work legislation in Canada’s airline industry, issues in the Canadian railroad industry, and an imagined salary arbitration for one of Vancouver’s greatest athletes. U.S. chapters focus on defined benefit pension plans, public service without public workers, an inside look at the United-Continental merger, and an examination of current crossroad questions in education collective agreements. Joint U.S.-Canada chapters cover mediation by the arbitrator, arbitrating statutory rights post-Pyett, issues of accommodation, procedural and evidentiary issues in arbitration hearings, and more."--Publisher's website
Arbitration 2014 : the test of time : proceedings of the sixty-seventh annual meeting, National Academy of Arbitrators : Chicago, Illinois, May 21-24, 2014 by National Academy of Arbitrators( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These proceedings of the 67th NAA Annual Meeting feature speakers from both the United States and Canada. Highlights include discussion of the future of labor and employment arbitration: views from the bench; personality disorders as they relate to the workplace and arbitration; social media and electronic communications: ethical practices and pitfalls; and arbitrator best practices from the advocate’s perspective."--Publisher's website
Ameritech distinguished speaker series( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of union-negotiated job security provisions on labor turnover and labor mobility by Richard N Block( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective bargaining, competitiveness and employment in the United States by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the National Labor Relations Act and zero-sum labor law : an industrial relations view by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of labor standards in the United States and Canada by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Droit aux congés et conciliation entre travail et vie familiale dans les pays développés : pourquoi les travailleurs des Etats-Unis sont perdants by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statutory leave entitlements across developed countries : why US workers lose out on work-family balance by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparison of labour standards in the United States and Canada by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models of international labor standards by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vacaciones y licencias en países desarrollados : los Estados Unidos a la zaga en cuanto a equilibrio entre vida profesional y vida familiar by Richard N Block( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bargaining for competitiveness : law, research, and case studies
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Labor standards in the United States and CanadaJustice on the job : perspectives on the erosion of collective bargaining in the United StatesEmployment law : the workplace rights of employees and employersManaging human resources in the 21st century : from core concepts to strategic choice
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Block, Richard Norman

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