Labor Management Relations

Toward a New Grand Bargain: Collaborative Approaches to Labor-Management Reform in MassachusettsToward a Grand Bargain

By Barry Bluestone, Director of the Dukakis Center & Thomas A. Kochan, George M. Bunker Professor of Management at MIT,

This report underscores the need for a new labor-management relations system in the public sector, particular in areas such as public education. More importantly, the report offers specific, concrete solutions for creating a new collaborative system.


Negotiating the Future: A Labor Perspective on American Business
Barry Bluestone and Irving Bluestone. New York: Basic Books, 1992

Co-authored with his father, Irving Bluestone, the book traces the history of labor-management relations since World War II and offers the concept of the “Enterprise Compact” as an approach to industrial relations which can boost productivity, improve product quality and innovation, and enhance employment security. As of 1998, Korean, Spanish, and Japanese editions had been published.

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