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Why statutory union recognition is bad labour policy: The North American experience

Document type Article
Author Adams, Roy J
Journal Industrial Relations Journal
Volume 30
Date 1999 06
ISSN 0019-8692, 1468-2338
Pages 96-100


The proposed British legislation is modelled on that of the United States which has been a clear failure in its stated goal of encouraging the practice and procedure of collective bargaining (Adams, 1993). It has instead perpetuated a culture of labour-management animosity that many other nations have 113been able, to their benefit, to overcome (Adams, 1995c).