The Impact of Computers on Collective Bargaining
Abraham J. Siegel, Professor of Industrial Relations and Associate Dean of M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management, has edited and written an introduction to a compilation of material that was a product of the 1968 Conference on the Impact of Computers on Collective Bargaining held at M.I.T.
The book, whose contents are given below, contains papers by experts who have followed the use of computers in collective bargaining through the years and who probe the dynamics of their future applications to this field.
A companion volume, The Impact of Computers on Management, edited by Charles A. Myers, was published by The M.I.T. Press in 1967.
Contents Introduction: The Impact of Computers on Collective Bargaining, Abraham J. Siegel • The Computer's Uses and Potential in Bargaining: A Trade Union View, Woodrow L. Ginsburg • The Computer's Uses and Potential in Bargaining: A Management View, William G. Caples • Simulation of Union Health and Welfare Funds, G. M. Kaufman and R. Penchansky, assisted by Byron Marshall • The Computer in Dispute Settlement: A Panel and General Discussion, George W. Taylor, David L. Cole, and John T. Dunlop • Uses of the Computer in Contract Enforcement: The ILGWU Experience, Wilbur Daniels • Scheduling and Seniority: The United Air Lines Experience, Charles Mason • Decasualizing a Labor Market: The Longshore Experience, Vernon H. Jensen • A Computer-Based Negotiation-Uses and Limitations as a Training Device, John M. Baitsell, Christopher R. Sprague, and David P. Taylor • Comments on the Conference Discussion, Douglass V. Brown