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New York City imposes residency requirements

New York City imposes residency requirements – on municipal workers New York City imposes residency requirements New York City joined the list of cities imposing residency requirements on municipal employees when the city council approved a bill requiring employees hired on or after September 1, 1986, to be residents or to move into the city […]

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A half-year pause in inflation: its antecedents and structure

A half-year pause in inflation: its antecedents and structure – Consumer price index suggests lowest inflation rate in 20 years John F. Early A half-year pause in inflation: its antecedents and structure Inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 0.2 percent […]

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New pact a Kelly-Springfield

New pact a Kelly-Springfield – Industrial Relations Michael H. Cimini Some 1,400 production and maintenance workers at Kelly-Springfield Tire Co. in Freeport, IL, will be working under a new 3-year labor contract negotiated by Local 745 of the United Rubber Workers. Terms of the pact deviate somewhat from those agreed to last year by the […]

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Productivity trends in the furniture and home furnishings stores industry

Productivity trends in the furniture and home furnishings stores industry Arthur S. Herman Productivity trends in the furniture and home furnishings stores industry Productivity, as measured by output per hour of all persons, grew at an average rate of 3.0 percent in the furniture and home furnishings stores industry from 1967 to 1985.(1) This gain […]

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Nynex settlement – Communications Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers contract – Developments in Industrial Relations

Nynex settlement – Communications Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers contract – Developments in Industrial Relations – column Michael H. Cimini Nynex settlement The 1989 bargaining round in the telecommunications industry ended when Nynex Corp. settled with the Communications Workers and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. (See Monthly Labor Review, November 1989, […]

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The long-term consequences of nontraditional employment

The long-term consequences of nontraditional employment Marianne A. Ferber Lower pay of former temporary employees and higher pay of men formerly self-employed are likely caused by unobserved heterogeneity; nonetheless, in wage growth models that eliminate this bias, past part-time work has a negative effect on current wages, which varies with gender and whether the part-time […]

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Enactment of OSHA required ingenious compromises and strategies – Occupational Safety and Health Act

Enactment of OSHA required ingenious compromises and strategies – Occupational Safety and Health Act – Reflections of Eight Former Secretaries James D. Hodgson Enactment of OSHA required ingenious compromises and strategies JAMES D. HODGSON At my confirmation hearings, the committee chairman was all business. From behind his walnut barrier, Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas fixed […]

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Attitude and altitude – how attitude affects the workplace

Attitude and altitude – how attitude affects the workplace – Brief Article Studies of individuals’ work attitudes and individual performance have generally shown, at best, weak relationships between the two, according to a NBER working paper by Ann Bartel, Richard Freeman, Casey Ichnioski, and Morris M. Kleiner. While that somewhat counterintuitive result may, according to […]

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Estimates of union density by State

Estimates of union density by State – Statistical Data Included Barry T. Hirsch Researchers, public agencies, labor unions, private analysts, and the media are among those seeking information on union density, defined here as the percentage of non-agricultural wage and salary employees (including public sector employees) who are union members. This report describes the derivation […]

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`Second-chance’ strategies for women who drop out of school

`Second-chance’ strategies for women who drop out of school Kathryn Parker Boudett Young female dropouts may make several kinds of educational investments, all of which enhance earned income markedly; for the average woman, however, the increase in earnings is not enough to lift a family out of poverty In an economy that increasingly values skills, […]