Teaching Case - Mayor Evan Sweeney: Grievances in the Public Works Department

Mayor Evan Sweeney: Grievances in the Public Works Department


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    This case is one of a series of hypothetical cases about fictional "Mayor Evan Sweeney," written for executive training programs for new mayors, that frame the quintessential problems faced by municipal chief executives. This case concerns labor relations and negotiations with a public employees union. Others in the series address the degree to which political influence should be extended to influence the tactics and mission of a city agency staffed by people who view themselves as professionals, and the trade-offs and strategic options that arise when a chief executive must cut back a budget. These cases explore the mandates and limits of political power through tightly focused decision-forcing narratives.

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    Publication Date: January 01, 1991
    HKS Case Number: 1070.0
    Case Author: Arnold M. Howitt and Jonathon Brock
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 4
    Setting: United States
    Language: English
    _year: Older than 2000
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: US & Canada
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