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    Testimony before the United States House Committee on Education and Labor - In Solidarity: Removing Barriers to Organizing
    Bronfenbrenner, Kate (2022-09-14)
    [Excerpt] The data I present to you today are the first cut descriptive findings of my new study on company characteristics and employer opposition. These data provide insight on whether and how employer opposition to unions has changed in the last two decades, how those changes have impacted union organizing and the implications for labor policy. The new study is a comprehensive analysis of employer behavior in representation elections supervised by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), on a random sample of 286 NLRB elections that occurred between January 1, 2016, and June 30, 2021.
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    Why the Press Doesn't Understand You, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do About It
    Jaschik, Scott (2006-08-09)
    This is a video of Scott Jaschik's keynote presentation "Why the Press Doesn't Understand You, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do About It," delivered at the Institute for Community College Development’s recent Leadership Issues conference "A New Era of Accountability."
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    Nomination of Stuart M. Basefsky SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship
    Lawler, Edward J.; Law, Gordon T., Jr (2005-02)
    Enclosed are a summary presentation and vita in support of Stuart M. Basefsky as the nominee of the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations for the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Librarianship. Stuart is our senior reference librarian at the Catherwood Library having assumed his responsibilities here at the school in 1993.
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    Prepared Statement for the National Mediation Board Open Meeting Re: RLA Rulemaking Docket No. C 6964
    Bronfenbrenner, Kate (2009-12-07)
    Testimony before the NMB hearings on the proposed rule change to the RLA that recommend changing the voting standard from the majority of eligible voters to the majority of votes cast. The testimony summarized findings from the first ever national academic study of organizing under the RLA. Based on findings that showed that under the RLA standard greater employer suppression is correlated with lower turnout while under the NLRB standard both the union and the employer work aggressively for high turn out, the author argued for changing the voting standard to majority of votes cast.
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    Implications of the Information Technology Revolution for People with Disabilities
    Bruyere, Susanne M. Dr.; Ruiz-Quintanilla, S. Antonio; Bonney, Martha (2000-07-01)
    The paper focuses on opportunities for the integration of persons with different types of disabilities in the information technology (IT) labour market. Recent IT developments are identified and examined for their potentially harmful or beneficial effects on access to the IT labour market for persons with disabilities. The opportunities created by new job creation, new forms of training, teleworking, and the role of assistive technologies in facilitating workplace accommodations are briefly described. The focus is on new options for the design and implementation of computer-related assistive technologies in the workplace, and the impact of teleworking and the World Wide Web on employability and work-related training of persons with disabilities. The paper closes with a brief discussion of the roles that government agencies, business firms, labour unions, non-governmental organisations and education can play to help people with disabilities join the IT revolution and share its benefits.
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    Employment and Disability Policy: the role of the psychologist
    Bruyere, Susanne M.; Stuart Krause, J.; Lancaster, John A.; Kenneth McGill, J.; Ogle, Rebecca; Stafford, Beverlee; Dodgen, Daniel; Krewman, Donald (2000-01-01)
    Persons with minor or major disabilities represent a significant portion of the U.S. working-age population. Based on the 1993 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), approximately 30 million (19%) men and women 18 to 64 years of age report some type of physical or mental limitation. For approximately 55% of these individuals (about 10% of those 18 to 64), the limitations are severe.
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    Union Organizing Among Professional Women Workers
    Bronfenbrenner, Kate (2005-03-01)
    "Women in professional and technical occupations fill a unique niche in the US workforce and the US labor movement. For, while the image of an elementary or secondary school teacher is not likely one that would come to mind as the most typical example of either a worker, a professional, or a union member, it actually would be one of the better answers one could give."
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    Grievance Procedures and the Democratization of American Life
    Neufeld, Maurice F. (1976-01-01)
    [Excerpt] No institution in the nation's history has struggled so long and so valiantly for the democratization of American life as the organized labor movement. Decade after decade, trade unionists have fought for human rights and dignity against almost insuperable forces of wealth, privilege, and partisan government, including the country's courts, soldiery, and police. They have battled against poverty of means, mind, and spirit in the teeth of bayonets, massacre, assault, injunctions, imprisonment, dismissal from jobs, blacklisting, and legislative and judicial defeat of vital measures.
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    The Impact of Working at Home on Career Outcomes of Professional Employees
    Tolbert, Pamela S.; Simons, Tal (1995-01-01)
    This research examines the claim that working at home adversely affects employees' career progress, by comparing the career achievements of professional employees who work at home and those who do not. The findings contradict assertions of negative consequences of working at home. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
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    Buffalo Child Care Means Business: PowerPoint Presentation
    Fleron, Lou Jean; Breen, Lauren; Dimitrov, Danielle (2006-11-16)
    This is the slide show which accompanied the presentation of the results of the study, Buffalo Child Care Means Business. The presentation was given on November 16, 2006.