KEY BENEFIT: Bring your best case to the table by putting theory into practice with this guide to labor relations, unions, and collective bargaining. Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining: Cases, Practice, and Law Ninth Edition introduces students to collective bargaining and labor relations. The text is concerned with application, as well as coverage of labor history, laws, and practices. In this ninth edition, chapters have been reorganized and updated with over one hundred additions to focus students on the practical implications of the latest laws, court rulings, and current events that affect labor relations. There is also a new Collective Bargaining Simulation to enhance traditional lectures with hands-on contract negotiation. LABOR RELATIONS OVERVIEW; THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS; COST OF LABOR CONTRACTS; THE LABOR RELATIONS PROCESS IN ACTION MARKET: This newly updated reference will give students the skills they need to enter the labor relations field as knowledgeable and effective advocates with a grasp of current laws, trends, and negotiating tactics.