In labor negotiations—appealing to the law of divine Love

At the labor negotiations table more than contracts can be settled. Sometimes the future of entire companies and many employees hangs in the balance. In this environment, Alan Bashor has found prayer indispensable. He has been in personnel work for about thirteen years. Currently vice-president of human resources with a corporation in Dallas, Texas, he and the members of his staff handle or oversee the labor contract negotiations at all the company's twenty-one manufacturing plants around the United States.

People often think of labor negotiations as an adversarial process. How do you view the process?

When you read the newspapers and history books about collective bargaining, you do find that the whole process of collective bargaining was born out of a desire to find some way, short of warfare, for parties to resolve their differences and come to agreement on critical issues.

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