The Bell reviewed existing research on labor management partnerships and studied results from partnerships used by public and private sector organizations. Labor management partnerships are formal agreements that allow employees and managers to negotiate over issues of mutual concern. The issue brief finds that overall, partnerships have been positive. The brief also identifies the optimum conditions that will help such partnerships succeed in Colorado.
The Bell Policy Center released a new issue brief today, ???Labor management partnerships: Research from the public and private sectors,??? to help inform the debate on Gov. Bill Ritter???s recent order allowing executive branch workers to form such partnerships.