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January 1988

The outlook for collective bargaining in 1988

Joan Borum, James Conley, Edward Wasilewski

Bargaining will be heavy in private industry, light in State and local government, as contracts for two-fifths of workers under major agreements come up for negotiations. In State and local governments, bargaining activity in 1988 will involve 42 percent of the sector's 2.4 million workers covered by major agreements, a lighter bargaining calendar then last year, when about half of the workers were under contracts that expired or reopened.

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