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    • 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 ...
    • Building and Construction Trades Unions: Are They Built to Win? 

      Grabelsky, Jeff (2004-12-01)
      [Excerpt] The evidence of labor's declining power in the economic and political arenas is increasingly clear. Despite the tenacious efforts of talented leaders over the past ten years, the labor movement has still failed ...
    • Building Membership Participation 

      Margolies, Ken (1997-05-01)
      [Excerpt] Membership involvement is important to help fight for good contracts, organize new members, and solve problems on the job. But most workers aren’t born union activists, and many don’t think their participation ...
    • Communicating Across Cultures 

      Margolies, Ken (2005-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Communication is the key to so many things a steward does, and good communication skills are something experienced stewards develop. But even experienced stewards have special challenges when the communication ...
    • Community Workforce Provisions in Project Labor Agreements: A Tool for Building Middle-Class Careers 

      Figueroa, Maria; Grabelsky, Jeffrey; Lamare, Ryan (2011-10-01)
      [Excerpt] Project Labor Agreements are comprehensive contracts between a construction client and a consortium of unions. They have been used in the construction industry for over 60 years to achieve uniform labor standards, ...
    • Creative Pressure Tactics 

      Margolies, Ken (1998-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Saul Alinsky, a great labor and community organizer, once said that “tactics that drag on become a drag.” Stewards know that tactics used too often can lose their effectiveness and burn members out. That’s why ...
    • Creative Problem Solving 

      Margolies, Ken (2002-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Sometimes solutions to difficult problems are simple, if you think creatively. Here are three true stories of how stewards used their creativity to resolve workplace problems.
    • Global Pressures: Multinational Corporations, International Unionism, and NGOs 

      Katz, Harry C.; Kochan, Thomas A.; Colvin, Alexander (2015-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The globalization of product, financial, and labor markets has made it easier for companies to produce many of the goods and services they sell wherever in the world the right skills can be found at the lowest ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Health Hazard Manual: Wastewater Treatment Plant and Sewer Workers 

      Brown, Nellie J. (1997-12-01)
      [Excerpt] This manual examines how exposure occurs during the treatment processes; ways to reduce exposure by engineering controls, administrative controls, process control strategies, and protective equipment; and some ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • ILR Labor Advance, Fall 2008 

      ILR Extension Labor Programs (2008-10-01)
    • ILR Labor Advance, Spring 2009 

      ILR Extension Labor Programs (2009-04-01)
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Larry Rogin and Brendan Sexton: Labor Educators 

      Allen, Russell; Gray, Lois S. (1991-03-01)
      [Excerpt] This volume came about because their friends and work mates in labor education wanted to do something to pay their respects to two giants in their field—Brendan Sexton and Larry Rogin, who died within a few weeks ...
    • Reflections on Progress at Work 

      Fleron, Lou Jean; Gray, Lois Spier (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Today, we enter our second half century, facing a new millennium of opportunity. We pause to celebrate with pride our ILR Extension heritage, from its roots in Buffalo. We pay tribute to colleagues before us and ...