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    • Labor Studies Credit and Degree Programs: A Growth Sector of Higher Education 

      Gray, Lois S. (1976-05-01)
      [Excerpt] In a time of generally declining economic activity, labor studies for college credit is a flourishing enterprise. While college enrollments are dropping, budgets being cut back, and new or marginal programs ...
    • Organised Labour and Community Colleges 

      Gray, Lois S. (1976-10-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper will explore areas of labour-community college cooperation, survey jointly planned programmes currently underway, and analyse problem areas.
    • Apprenticeship Training: Where Does It Stand Today? 

      Gray, Lois Spier; Beamesderfer, Alice O. (1979-12-31)
      [Excerpt] In its simplest form, apprenticeship has existed since the beginning of civilization. More than 4,000 years ago, Hammurabi’s code provided that artisans teach their crafts to young people, and our earliest records ...
    • Trends in Selection and Training of International Union Staff: Implications for University and College Labor Education 

      Gray, Lois S. (1980-03-01)
      [Excerpt] Reflecting increasing complexity of functions, American labor unions are turning to technically rained specialists for a variety of staff functions and giving increased support to education for staff. What are ...
    • Unions Implementing Managerial Techniques 

      Gray, Lois Spier (1981-06-01)
      [Excerpt] National unions are gradually adopting the sophisticated management selection and training practices of business and government but employment and promotion decisions remain essentially political.
    • Silver Screen Tarnishes Unions 

      Margolies, Ken (1981-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Organizing a film festival of pro-labor Hollywood films would be rather difficult. When unions do appear, they are often part of the subplot or the background for the main story line.
    • Labor-Management Cooperation 

      Gray, Lois S. (1983-06-01)
      [Excerpt] In analyzing labor-management cooperation, it is important to be clear on what it is not. It is not an absence of strikes or conflict. Cooperation is not synonymous with industrial peace. Cooperation may take ...
    • Union-Management Cooperation: A Passing Fad or Permanent Change? 

      Gray, Lois S. (1984-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Union-management cooperation is not a passing fad. It is not a new, or even a recent, development on the American labor relations scene. Nonetheless, interest in this subject has been growing. It is the purpose ...
    • Puerto Ricans, Politics, and Labor Activism 

      Gonzalez, Eddie; Gray, Lois S. (1984-01-11)
      [Excerpt] Puerto Rican electoral activism in urban America is a relatively recent development. When we contrast electoral activism with labor activism, we find that Puerto Rican participation in the labor movement generally ...
    • Health Hazard Manual for Cosmetologists, Hairdressers, Beauticians and Barbers 

      Brown, Nellie J. (1987-01-01)
      [Excerpt] We will look at the principal occupational health hazards and exposures themselves and some of the related issues. We will look closely at the chemical composition of hairdressing products to see what components ...
    • Implementation of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard for Small Business 

      Brown, Nellie J.; Platner, James W. (1988-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The small business utilizes as single owner/operator or a small number of supervisors with multiple responsibilities. Small workforces, limited resources, limited time, and limited technical expertise can make ...
    • Women in Union Leadership Roles 

      Gray, Lois Spier (1988-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Progress has been slower at the policy making level, as illustrated by the report that in these same unions with 45% or more female membership, women hold less than 10% of .the executive board positions. While ...
    • Bottom-Up Organizing in the Trades: An Interview with Mike Lucas, IBEW Director of Organizing 

      Grabelsky, Jeff (1988-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Like the bottom-up organizers who built the IBEW 100 years ago by traveling from city to city, working at their trade and preaching the union creed, Lucas has been around the block. From Florida to Oklahoma, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Health Hazards Manual for Autobody Shop Workers 

      Brown, Nellie J. (1989-01-01)
      [Excerpt] We will look at the principal occupational health hazards and exposures themselves and some of the related issues. We will look closely at the chemical composition of autobody shop products to see what components ...
    • NUMMI – Japanische Produktionskonzepte in den USA 

      Turner, Lowell (1990-01-01)
      [Excerpt] NUMMI, die Produktionsstätte des Joint-Venture von General Motors und Toyota, hat Modellcharakter für die gesamte US-Automobilindustrie erlangt und gilt mittlerweile als Paradebeispiel fur eine erfolgreiche ...
    • Health Hazard Manual for Firefighters 

      Brown, Nellie J. (1990-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Firefighters, as well as victims, can be exposed to a variety of toxic substances during a fire. Some of these toxicants are particularly insidious because they are produced by thermal decomposition before smoke ...
    • Broadening the Mission: Research Activity among University Labor Education/Labor Studies Professionals 

      Clark, Paul F.; Gray, Lois S. (1990-06-01)
      [Excerpt] This study examines research activity among university and college labor education/labor studies professionals. Using data gathered in a survey of faculty employed in the field, the paper presents information ...
    • Health Hazards Manual for Custodians, Janitors and Housekeepers 

      Brown, Nellie J. (1990-10-01)
      [Excerpt] We will look at the principal occupational health hazards and exposures themselves and some of the related issues. We will look closely at the chemical composition of cleaning products to see what components ...
    • 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. ...