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    • Talking vs. Communicating 

      Margolies, Ken (2006-07-01)
      [Excerpt] There is a saying, "When all is said and done, more is said than done." Stewards who attend union meetings to decide how to handle and issue or grievance sessions with management probably agree. Why is it so ...
    • Tax and Policy Implications of Changes to Reporting Requirements for Construction Services 

      Curran, Brian F.; Donahue, Linda H. (2013-12-01)
      [Excerpt] New York and other states could increase revenue and improve their tax systems by requiring information reporting for all payments by businesses for construction services, utilizing a form similar to the Federal ...
    • The Clear Picture on Clear Channel Communications, Inc.: A Corporate Profile 

      Figueroa, Maria C.; Richardson, Damone; Whitefield, Pam (2004-01-28)
      [Excerpt] This research was commissioned by the American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) with the expressed purpose of assisting the organization and its affiliate unions – which represent ...
    • The Contribution of the Latinx Immigrant Workforce to Staten Island’s Economy Before and During the Pandemic 

      Figueroa, Maria; Aramendi, Sol; Mata, Yesenia; Mercado, Gonzalo; Moskowitz, Hunter (2020-09-01)
      [Excerpt] New York City workers and communities have been weathering the impacts of a public health and economic crisis of unprecedented magnitude in U.S. history of the last 100 years. This report focuses on the experience ...
    • The Cost of Worker Misclassification in New York State 

      Donahue, Linda H.; Lamare, James Ryan; Kotler, Fred B. J.D. (2007-02-01)
      [Excerpt] This study uses data based on audits performed by the NYS Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division during the four-year period 2002-2005. Audits were performed on firms in certain industries, and data ...
    • The East in Open Conflict: The Great Strike of 1993 

      Turner, Lowell (1998-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Because it is impossible in one book to examine all German institutions of negotiation, this book focuses on one important set of relations at the heart of social market regulation: the "social partnership" between ...
    • The Empirical Case for Streamlining the NLRB Certification Process: The Role of Date of Unfair Labor Practice Occurrence 

      Bronfenbrenner, Kate; Warren, Dorian (2011-06-01)
      [Excerpt] One of the long held performance objectives of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been to reduce the time period between the filing of the petition and union certification elections. This year the ...
    • The Europeanization of Labour: Structure Before Action 

      Turner, Lowell (1996-01-01)
      At national level, the development of effective labour movements has involved the interaction of two processes: the establishment of formal organizational structures, and the rise of rank-and-file pressure and protest. At ...
    • The Industry and the Unions: An Overview 

      Gray, Lois Spier; Seeber, Ronald L. (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This overview chapter provides a framework for the chapters that follow by broadly describing the arts, entertainment, and electronic media (AEEM) industry and the problems confronting it. The overview is presented ...
    • The Negotiations Process and Structures 

      Katz, Harry C.; Kochan, Thomas A.; Colvin, Alexander (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter examines the process by which unions and employers negotiate collective agreements and the structures they use for those negotiations, continuing the analysis of the middle (functional) level of labor ...
    • The New Solidarity? Trade Union Coalition-Building in Five Countries 

      Frege, Carola; Heery, Edmund; Turner, Lowell (2004-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The purpose of this chapter is to present a framework for the analysis of union coalition-building and demonstrate its utility using comparative empirical material mainly from the United States, Germany, and the ...
    • The Politics of the Labor Movement Revitalization: The Need for a Revitalized Perspective 

      Baccaro, Lucio; Haman, Kerstin; Turner, Lowell (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Unions everywhere are struggling. Globalization, with its supporting neo-liberal ideology, encourages employers and governments to push vigorously against the constraints of employment regulation. Unions have to ...
    • The Politics of Work Reorganization: Pervasive Union Decline? 

      Turner, Lowell (1991-01-01)
      [Excerpt] These are hard times for unions. There is currently a broad cross-national trend toward the decentralization of bargaining in industrial relations, which challenges established bases of union influence everywhere. ...
    • The Power of Questions 

      Margolies, Ken (2012-01-01)
      [Excerpt] “When you are tempted to make a statement, ask a question instead.” That valuable advice came from Fred Ross, Sr., the veteran organizer who was a mentor to the legendary Cesar Chavez, a founder of the United ...
    • The Role of the Economic, Technological, and Demographic Environments 

      Katz, Harry C.; Kochan, Thomas A.; Colvin, Alexander (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This chapter examines how various forces in the environment influence labor relations in emerging countries. We focus in particular on how factors in the economic, technological, and demographic environments ...
    • The Route to the Top: Female Union Leaders and Union Policy 

      Gray, Lois Spier (1993-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Although women now constitute about one third of the members of labor unions in the United States, they are still barely visible in top leadership. To what extent are women currently making inroads in union ...
    • The Steward’s Role in Bargaining 

      Margolies, Ken (2001-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Bargaining a new contract is one of the biggest events in the life of a union, and one that offers stewards many opportunities to build a stronger organization. For many stewards, though, the bargaining process ...
    • The Transformation of Industrial Relations in Eastern Germany 

      Jürgens, Ulrich; Klinzing, Larissa; Turner, Lowell (1993-01-01)
      Citing case studies based on interviews they conducted in 1991 and 1992 with labor representatives and managers at six eastern German manufacturing firms, the authors argue that the future could hold either vigor and growth ...
    • Three Good Steward Habits 

      Margolies, Ken A. (2011-01-01)
      [Excerpt] I learned these habits from a former colleague, Jessica Govea Thourborne, who developed them when she was one of the founding members of the United Farm Workers Union with Caesar Chavez. Cancer took Jessica from ...
    • Three Plants, Three Futures 

      Turner, Lowell (1989-01-01)
      To spread teamwork and cooperation, managers need to reform themselves—especially their attitudes about workers. At NUMMI, management has provided a system of work and rewards that has earned the loyalty of most employees ...