Month: June 2012

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The thesis of this paper is that the bulk of academic research in industrial relations and economics in recent years has had very little impact on either public or private policy decisions. While the following video is presented in Italian with German subtitles, you don't need to speak either to appreciate what he's been able to achieve as both a visual artist and as a musician whose orchestra resembles Stonehenge. D. in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the Broad School of Management, Michigan State University, and his law degree from the University of Michigan.

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Politicians, once reluctant to buck union power, have passed legislation that cut further into the unions' base. Showing a slide of Flushing Meadows, a former landfill that's now a park, she asked, "Would you want to live on top of one of these landfills?" In 2000, the median earnings of males in the age group 25-34 who graduated from college were 60 percent higher than those who had only completed high school or a GED, while those of females were 95 percent higher.

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Reduced Wastage – Good industrial relations are maintained on the basis of cooperation and recognition of each other. Walker, Charles R. 1957 Toward the Automatic Factory: A Case Study of Men and Machines. What may be even more surprising is that millennials were the most likely to say the election was a somewhat or very significant source of stress. It testified to that effect before Congress and tried to negotiate with the Department of Labor, which oversees the administration of these labor protections, a way to weaken the implementation of these protections.

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The steward serves as the everyday contact between the union and its rank-and-file members. Since the difference between winning and losing is close to random, this provides an estimate of the causal effect of randomly organizing a given company. They have a bearing on collective bargaining in transit, particularly grievance handling. It presents the role of unions in redistributing rents arising from the competitive process Endowed with this new thinking where workers and firms matter, we examine newly developed models and their associated empirics that try to capture both dimensions

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Catherwood Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) Library supports instruction and research in nearly every aspect of the workplace. When there is no output gap, the economy is producing at full capacity and there are no excess productive resources. Not only were automobile company profits high, but Reuther also worried that he would look weak to the rank-and-file by accepting only moderate wage gains while the Teamsters and the construction unions were winning large increases.

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It goes to the very question of union jurisdiction and what kind of world we will see in ten and twenty years. It includes workers engaged in transportation, communications, sales, banking, and entertainment. Don't use power plays or intimidation to get what you want. A joint venture created last year between Japan’s two largest power companies, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Gollan holds a MSc (Econ) and PhD from the London School of Economics and is currently a Professor and the Director of Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queenland.

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The bitter debates over the slave status of newly-admitted states, which had been going on since at least the Missouri Compromise of 1820, were signs of the very real fear Southerners had of having their voice in Congress drowned out by "Yankee industrialists." Yet the questions of policy and societal values to which we have referred suggest that the merits of industrial reward systems cannot be decided on any purely scientific grounds; the subject still requires public discussion and solutions founded on intuition and imagination.

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We have explained the reasons for the widespread acceptance of interest arbitration in transit, and how it specifically impacts the collective bargaining process. Durkheim's problem thus defined, his solution fell quite naturally into three principal parts: the determination of the function of the division of labor; the determination of the causes on which it depended; and the determination of those forms of "illness" which it exhibited. You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

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For example, they took an interest in the work of an Australian immigrant, Elton Mayo, whose grandiose claims about the importance of psychology in work relations greatly intrigued Hicks and his colleagues. In addition, each student will make an oral presentation of his proposal at the last class meeting of the semester. The Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) plays three key roles within the Department of Commerce (DOC). In addition, the labor force participation rate--the proportion of working-age people who were in the labor force--rose approximately 5 percentage points during the 1980s, largely because of the increase in the proportion of women entering the work force.

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It can also be generalized to explain variables across the economy, for example, total output (estimated as real GDP) and the general price level, as studied in macroeconomics. Are reusable cups and plates better than disposables? The mere threat of permanently replacing strikers broke a five-month old month strike by UAW at Caterpillar in 1992. Sec. 9 [§ 159.] (a) [Exclusive representatives; employees' adjustment of grievances directly with employer] Representatives designated or selected for the purposes of collective bargaining by the majority of the employees in a unit appropriate for such purposes, shall be the exclusive representatives of all the employees in such unit for the purposes of collective bargaining in respect to rates of pay, wages, hours of employment, or other conditions of employment: Provided, That any individual employee or a group of employees shall have the right at any time to present grievances to their employer and to have such grievances adjusted, without the intervention of the bargaining representative, as long as the adjustment is not inconsistent with the terms of a collective- bargaining contract or agreement then in effect: Provided further, That the bargaining representative has been given opportunity to be present at such adjustment. (b) [Determination of bargaining unit by Board] The Board shall decide in each case whether, in order to assure to employees the fullest freedom in exercising the rights guaranteed by this Act [subchapter], the unit appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining shall be the employer unit, craft unit, plant unit, or subdivision thereof: Provided, That the Board shall not (1) decide that any unit is appropriate for such purposes if such unit includes both professional employees and employees who are not professional employees unless a majority of such professional employees vote for inclusion in such unit; or (2) decide that any craft unit is inappropriate for such purposes on the ground that a different unit has been established by a prior Board determination, unless a majority of the employees in the proposed craft unit votes against separate representation or (3) decide that any unit is appropriate for such purposes if it includes, together with other employees, any individual employed as a guard to enforce against employees and other persons rules to protect property of the employer or to protect the safety of persons on the employer's premises; but no labor organization shall be certified as the representative of employees in a bargaining unit of guards if such organization admits to membership, or is affiliated directly or indirectly with an organization which admits to membership, employees other than guards. (c) [Hearings on questions affecting commerce; rules and regulations] (1) Whenever a petition shall have been filed, in accordance with such regulations as may be prescribed by the Board-- (A) by an employee or group of employees or any individual or labor organization acting in their behalf alleging that a substantial number of employees (i) wish to be represented for collective bargaining and that their employer declines to recognize their representative as the representative defined in section 9(a) [subsection (a) of this section], or (ii) assert that the individual or labor organization, which has been certified or is being currently recognized by their employer as the bargaining representative, is no longer a representative as defined in section 9(a) [subsection (a) of this section]; or (B) by an employer, alleging that one or more individuals or labor organizations have presented to him a claim to be recognized as the representative defined in section 9(a) [subsection (a) of this section]; the Board shall investigate such petition and if it has reasonable cause to believe that a question of representation affecting commerce exists shall provide for an appropriate hearing upon due notice.