Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 11, Issue 5–6, pp 351–360 | Cite as

Contemporary ethical issues in labor-management relations

  • Robert S. Adler
  • William J. Bigoness
Behavioral Aspects Of Business Ethics


Numerous labor-management issues possess ethical dimensions and pose ethical questions. In this article, the authors discuss four labor-management issues that present important contemporary problems: union organizing, labor-management negotiations, employee involvement programs, and union obligations of fair representation. In the authors view, labor and management too often view their ethical obligations as beginning and ending at the law's boundaries. Contemporary business realities suggest that cooperative and enlightened modes of interaction between labor and management seem appropriate.


Economic Growth Ethical Issue Contemporary Problem Ethical Question Ethical Dimension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert S. Adler
    • 1
  • William J. Bigoness
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of legal Studies & Business AdministrationUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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