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1994 Partnership Optimas Award ProfileBRXerox Corp

August 1, 1994
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Management/labor cooperation helped Xerox lower production costs, cut product development time, improve quality and regain market share.
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1994 Vision Optimas Award Profile Coors Brewing Co.

February 1, 1994
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The Peer Review System lets all non-union employees appeal disciplinary action to a panel of managers and co-workers.
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How Coors' Peer Review Process Works

February 1, 1994
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The peer review system at Golden, Colorado-based Coors Brewing Co. enables employees to dispute any disciplinary action against them.
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Mutual-gains Bargaining Assists Contract Negotiations

August 1, 1993
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A process which emphasizes communication, involvement, trust and respect-mutual-gains bargaining, will dramatically increase the success of a negotiation. The 1990 negotiations with the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers' Union is an example of such a process.
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An Ombudsperson Can Improve Management-labor Relations

August 1, 1993
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Mediation is becoming more common in U.S. companies. Some companies are providing an ombudsperson to workers to help settle all types of disputes, especially in nonunion settings.
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Labor Unions Become Business Partners

August 1, 1993
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Increased productivity and innovation are among the benefits that result from a union-management cooperative effort. In today's highly competitive market, many companies turn to the unions for support, and HR is leading the way.
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Computers Improve Efficiency of the Negotiation Process

April 1, 1993
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Two companies that used computers during bargaining for such tasks as writing proposals and tracking agreements, ratified contracts with their unions more quickly and with fewer disputes than in previous sessions.
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1991 Managing Change Optimas Award ProfileBRSaturn Corp

June 1, 1991
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A unique labor/management partnership helped General Motors' start-up division meet quality goals and deliver a product to compete with the best of the import cars.
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