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Clothing industry contracts

Clothing industry contracts George Ruben The Ladies’ Garment Workers and several associations of clothing manufacturers negotiated 3-year contracts expected to eventually affect about 125,000 members of the union. The initial accords were with employers in dress, coat and suit, sportswear, and rainwear manufacturing. The employees will not receive a wage increase in the first contract […]

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Health care bargaining

Health care bargaining – Developments in industrial relations Michael H. Cimini Health care bargaining Ending a 7-day work stoppage, some 11,000 nurses, technicians, and maintenance employees at 7 hospitals and 40 clinics in southern California, represented by the Service Employees Union Local 399, ratified a 3-year collective bargaining agreement with Kaiser-Permanente, the Nation’s largest health […]

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An empirical analysis of price transmission by stage of processing: an empirical examination of causal price relationships from a stage-of-processing approach reveals that changes in the indexes for crude- and intermediate-goods prices often preceded changes in the CPI during the 1970s and 1980s; since the early 1990s, however, the relationship has become more tenuous

An empirical analysis of price transmission by stage of processing: an empirical examination of causal price relationships from a stage-of-processing approach reveals that changes in the indexes for crude- and intermediate-goods prices often preceded changes in the CPI during the 1970s and 1980s; since the early 1990s, however, the relationship has become more tenuous – […]

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Notes on Current Labor Statistics

Notes on Current Labor Statistics This section of the Review presents the principal statistical series collected and calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: series on labor force; employment; unemployment; labor compensation; consumer, producer, and international prices; productivity; international comparisons; and injury and illness statistics. In the notes that follow, the data in each group […]

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an employee’s personal use of an employer’s e-mail system and of Internet access is not protected under the law, and employers can face legal liability for employees’ inappropriate use thereof

Workplace e-mail and Internet use: employees and employers beware: an employee’s personal use of an employer’s e-mail system and of Internet access is not protected under the law, and employers can face legal liability for employees’ inappropriate use thereof Charles J. Muhl The widespread use of the Internet and electronic mail (“e-mail”) has transformed the […]

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International unemployment rates: how comparable are they?

International unemployment rates: how comparable are they? – comparing US unemployment rate with that of other countries Constance Sorrentino Adjusted to U.S. concepts, the Canadian unemployment rate is reduced by 1 percentage point; effects of adjustments on European unemployment rates are smaller Comparative unemployment rates are used frequently in international analyses of labor markets and […]

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Modeling Army enlistment supply for the All-Volunteer Force

Modeling Army enlistment supply for the All-Volunteer Force David K. Horne The success of the All-Volunteer Force depends upon the ability of the U.S. military to meet its manpower requirements. The Army alone intends to maintain a total active duty force of 780,000. This target requires approximately 140,000 new accessions each year. Army recruiting has […]

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Low employment in the Czech Republic: ‘miracle’ or ‘mirage’?

Low employment in the Czech Republic: ‘miracle’ or ‘mirage’? Robert J. Gitter The Czechs have wrought numerous accomplishments in transforming their country to a market economy; declining employment and labor force participation rates, however, blur the overall picture According to the conventional wisdom, the transformation from a planned to a market economy is usually accompanied […]

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The U.S. economy: framework for BLS projections – Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. economy: framework for BLS projections – Bureau of Labor Statistics – The American work force: 1992-2005 Norman C. Saunders BLS projects a wide range for gross domestic product, accompanied by several key shifts in the composition of its demand components The Bureau of Labor Statistics has prepared projections of the U.S. economy to […]

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Comparing 50 years of labor productivity in U.S. and foreign manufacturing; although manufacturing labor productivity increased less in the United States than in other G-7 countries over the last 50 years, the growth rate has accelerated in the United States after 1973, while slowing down in the other countries – International comparisons

Comparing 50 years of labor productivity in U.S. and foreign manufacturing; although manufacturing labor productivity increased less in the United States than in other G-7 countries over the last 50 years, the growth rate has accelerated in the United States after 1973, while slowing down in the other countries – International comparisons – Statistical Data […]