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Police unionism: power and impact in public-sector bargaining [by] Hervey A. Juris and one other.

; Feuille, Peter, author
Lexington, Mass., Lexington Books [1973] .
ISBN 0669868019

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Other Title Power and impact in public-sector bargaining
Other Authors Feuille, Peter,
Subjects Police -- Labor unions -- United States.
Police -- Labor unions.
United States.
Description xiii, 228 pages 23 cm
Copyright Date [1973]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Gift of: Jerome T. Barrett ; 2012 (Accession IB.2012.001)
Summary The rise of militant police unionism has caused comment and concern among police executives, the press, and the public. This book, derived from a study supported in part by funds from the National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, is a review of the present state of police activism. The authors are specialists in labor relations and bring to their study the perspective that police unionism is one particular kind of labor management activity. Like other public sector unions, the police must bargain within both economic and political constraints. Additionally, a police union must negotiate with the police chief as well as the local government. Police unions gain leverage because their members provide an essential public service. Their lobbying efforts, which are often necessary to achieve a wage increase in the legislature, give police additional strength. The authors conducted a field study in twenty-two urban jurisdictions in which police unions have been active. From these experiences, examples of negotiation, lobbying and the spheres of union activity are drawn. Also discussed are the impact of unions on police professionalism, black officer organizations, and the police chief's ability to manage. The authors conclude with a suggestion for voluntary cooperation between police unions and management in order to present a united front toward the political realities with which the two contend.
Contents Preface -- Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Police employee organizations -- Chapter 3. The nature of police labor relations -- Chapter 4. The contextual dimensions affecting police-union power -- Chapter 5. The manipulatable dimensions of union power -- Chapter 6. Police-union impact on the potential for professionalism -- Chapter 7. Police-union impact on the chief's ability to manage -- Chapter 8. Police-union impact on the formulation of law-enforcement policy -- Chapter 9. Black officer organizations -- Chapter 10. An overview of impact -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index -- About the authors.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)15211781
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