Labor Law and Managerial Ideology: Employee Participation as a Social Control System Article

Grenier, G, Hogler, RL. (1991). Labor Law and Managerial Ideology: Employee Participation as a Social Control System . 18(3), 313-333. 10.1177/0730888491018003004

cited authors

  • Grenier, G; Hogler, RL

fiu authors

abstract

  • This article examines the legal and sociological aspects of worker participation programs. Section 8(a) (2) of the National Labor Relations Act prohibits employers from dominating or interfering with employee organizations, but despite the statutory mandate, some federal courts endorse participative workplace systems as cooperative, nonadversarial, lawful forms of industrial organization. The authors contend that the judicial doctrine may promote an ideology which furthers managerial control over workers and enables management to undermine support for union representation through participatory techniques. A case study is offered to substantiate that argument. © 1991, SAGE PUBLICATIONS. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 1991

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 313

end page

  • 333

volume

  • 18

issue

  • 3