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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1961. Department of Business Organization and Management.


Copyright 1961, the author. Used by permission.


In this paper, the writer does not propose to argue a case for or against the labor unions. What the author does attempt to show is that unionism has come to the professional and technical engineering employees, the reasons why, and the current happenings to either increase or decrease this movement. There is no doubt that the union movement today is a capable and powerful force in this country’s economic life. Even if its efforts among the professional and technical segment of the white-collar work force do not meet with success, this is not to say the same will be true among the remaining white-collar work force which today totals close to twenty (20) million with only a small fraction enrolled in unions.

Advisor: Richard M. Bourne