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    • Labor Market Institutions and Restructuring in U.S. Deregulated Telecommunications Services 

      Batt, Rosemary (2000-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter summarizes some of the recent literature concerning the changing nature of markets, technology, and employment relations in deregulated telecommunications services in the United States. It draws on ...
    • Labor Market Outcomes of Deregulation in Telecommunications Services 

      Batt, Rosemary; Strausser, Michael (1998-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper examines the labor market outcomes of deregulation in the telecommunications industry, focusing specifically on changes in union density, real wages, wage inequality, and employment levels. Deregulation ...
    • Labor Market Transformation: The Role of U.S. Immigration Policy 

      Briggs, Vernon M. Jr (1990-10-01)
      [Excerpt] As the United States enters the last decade of the 20th Century, its labor market is in a state of transformation. A marked break has occurred in both the evolutionary patterns of employment growth (i.e., labor ...
    • Labor Pains: Change in Organizational Models and Employee Turnover in Young, High-Tech Firms 

      Baron, James N.; Hannan, Michael T.; Burton, M. Diane (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Organizational theories, especially ecological perspectives, emphasize the disruptive effects of change. However, the mechanisms producing these effects are seldom examined explicitly. This article ex-amines one ...
    • Labor Relations Law in North America 

      Banks, Kevin; Compa, Lance A.; Lara, Leoncio; Polaski, Sandra (2000-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In establishing their Agreement on Labor Cooperation as a complement to the North American Free Trade Agreement, the governments of Canada, the United States and Mexico accepted the fact that each nation had ...
    • Labor Retrenchment Laws and Their Effect on Wages and Employment: A Theoretical Investigation 

      Basu, Kaushik; Fields, Gary S.; Debgupta, Shub (2008-03-25)
      Many countries have legislation which make it costly for firms to dismiss or retrench workers. In the case of India, the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, requires firms that employ 50 or more workers to pay compensation to ...
    • Labor Rights and Labor Standards in International Trade 

      Compa, Lance A. (1993-10-01)
      [Excerpt] This Article seeks to […] articulate a defense of enforceable international labor rights and labor standards as part of a trade, investment and development strategy that will benefit whole societies, not just ...
    • Labor Rights for All? The Role of Undocumented Immigrant Status for Worker Claims Making 

      Gleeson, Shannon (2010-01-01)
      Drawing on forty-one interviews with both documented and undocumented Latino restaurant workers in San Jose, California, and Houston, Texas, this article examines how documentation status shapes the legal consciousness of ...
    • Labor Rights in Haiti 

      Compa, Lance (1989-04-01)
      [Excerpt] This study of labor rights in Haiti was conducted on behalf of the International Labor Rights Education and Research Fund by Lance Compa, Washington Representative of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine ...
    • Labor Rights in the Generalized System of Preferences: A 20-Year Review 

      Compa, Lance A.; Vogt, Jeffrey S. (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt]In the fall of 1982, a small group of labor, religious, and human rights activists began charting a new course for human rights and workers' rights in American trade policy. The principles of these labor rights ...
    • Labor Standards, Economic Development, and International Trade 

      Fields, Gary S. (1990-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Higher real earnings at the fullest possible level of employment are the goals of those of us who work in the labor field. This paper addresses the role of labor standards in helping to achieve those goals. The ...
    • Labor, Management, and Government Interactions 

      Katz, Harry C.; Kochan, Thomas A.; Colvin, Alexander (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Labor, management, and government engage in complex interactions in emerging countries, and these interactions strongly influence the evolution of labor relations in those countries. For example, unions and other ...
    • Laborers or Criminals? The Impact of Crimmigration on Labor Standards Enforcement 

      Griffith, Kati L. (2014-01-01)
      [Excerpt] As we examine the criminalization of immigration, commonly referred to as “crimmigration” (Stumpf, 2006), it is essential to consider its impact on other areas of law and policy that involve immigrants but are ...
    • Laboring for Unity 

      Compa, Lance A. (1988-03-01)
      [Excerpt] Fourteen years after the military coup the Chilean people are still seeking the road back to democracy. Yet finding that road requires a strong, democratic, united labor movement voicing the aspirations of working ...
    • Labor’s New Opening to International Human Rights Standards 

      Compa, Lance A. (2008-03-01)
      Most trade unionists were oblivious to international human rights movement in the last half of the twentieth century. For their part, human rights advocates did not include workers’ rights on their agenda. But in the late ...
    • Labor’s Weight Beyond Its Numbers 

      Compa, Lance A. (2003-07-20)
      [Excerpt] Beyond numbers, what unions are doing on the ground reflects their vitality. Unions are allying with new grass-roots support groups in creative public advocacy for workers' rights generally, not just for their ...
    • Labour Institutions and Economic Development: A Conceptual Framework With Reference to Asia 

      Fields, Gary S. (1994-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In this chapter, I set forth a framework for analysing how labour markets function under existing institutional arrangements and predicting how they would respond to alternative changes and policy interventions. ...
    • Labour Market Dualism in the Lewis Model: Reply 

      Fields, Gary S. (2006-06-01)
      Excerpt] Richard Brown (2006) has written that the interpretation of the 1954 Lewis model that I presented in Fields (2004) is ‘flawed for a number of reasons’ and ‘Fields’s appreciation of the contribution of the Lewis ...
    • Labour Market Modelling and the Urban Informal Sector: Theory and Evidence 

      Fields, Gary S. (1990-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The purpose of this paper is to assess the compatibility between theoretical models of the urban informal sector (UIS) and empirical evidence on the workings of that sector in the context of developing countries' ...
    • Labour Migration in Southern and Eastern England, 1861-1901 

      Boyer, George R. (1997-08-01)
      This paper examines the determinants of migration from 19 southern counties to six major destinations in England and Wales from 1861-70 to 1891-1900. I find that, while the size of origin-destination wage gaps and the ...