For undergraduate and graduate labor relations courses. Unions remain a powerful force in American business, and this text will teach readers how unions and management deal with one another during the negotiating process. In this best-selling text, Sloane/Witney provide students with a basic understanding of unionism. In this thirteenth edition, chapters have been streamlined to make room for numerous additions and visual aids, addressing a number of new issues and legislation that have arisen in the last few years. Discussions of Wal-Mart, bargaining, two-tier wage systems, pensions and retirement plans, and a host of other topics have been expanded, as well.