Deregulation, Technological Change, and Labor Relations in Telecommunications

  • Dick Batten
  • Sara Schoonmaker
Part of the Plenum Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


Technological change and industry deregulation have promoted the development of cooperative labor relations arrangements in U.S. telecommunications. With the entry of non-union competitors and the continuous adoption of labor-saving technology in the industry, union membership and AT&T’s market share have been jeopardized, compelling labor and management to resolve their divergent interests and address their mutual concerns.


Technological Change Labor Relation Federal Communication Commission Union Membership Telecommunication Industry 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dick Batten
    • 1
  • Sara Schoonmaker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

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