Should collective bargaining and labor relations be less adversarial?

Norman E Bowie

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In this paper I argue that the poker analogy is unsuitable as a model for collective bargaining negotiations. Using the poker game analogy is imprudent, its use undermines trust and ignores the cooperative features of business, and its use fails to take into account the values of dignity and fairness which should characterize labor-management negotiations. I propose and defend a model of ideal family decision-making as a superior model to the poker game.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 1985


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