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Downsizing, in response to competition and automation, often results in reallocation of remaining jobs; reclassifications; revised job duties, wage rates and job schedules; and subcontracting. The authors address, respectively, the…

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An overview of the retail food industry – the largest industry in our economy – and the Retail Food Industry Committee, a voluntary body to improve collective bargaining….

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A discussion of the changes associated with technology that impact job privileges and job security, including the need for new devices to satisfy business requirements, workers’ demands and those of…

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A discussion of the changes associated with technology that impact job privileges and job security, including the need for new devices to satisfy business requirements, workers’ demands and those of…

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Automation and job evaluation techniques

An analysis of the problems of an arbitrator who is called upon to use job evaluation techniques in a situation affected by automation. The analysis points out that the difficulties…

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The automated arbitrators

The author humorously foretells the events of the first proceeding ever conducted by an Electronic Hearing Officer, the selection of arbitrators by computer and computerization of the decision-making process. The…

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