Date of Award

Spring 1964

Document Type



Sociology & Anthropology

First Advisor

Rev. John O'Connor


Cooperation, as it exists today in labor management relations, lets much to be desired. Although there have been some formal cooperative plans put into practice, such plans are toe exception rather than the rule, This study is an empirical evaluation of cooperation as it is found within our present labor society.

Chapter I has for its intended purpose a brief explanation of the collective bargaining process. It is through collective bargaining that cooperation becomes institutional!zed. Chapter XI explains the basic elements of cooperation as it is observed, and also contains a brief summary of current cooperative plans. Chapter III is an evaluation of cooperation based on violations of Section 8 (a) (3) of the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947.