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An examination of the effects of free market competition on the workplace. The author concludes that the trend for increased managerial flexibility and “competitive austerity” has reduced employment security, increased…

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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 examination of collective bargaining in the longshore industry that includes a discussion of the results of the Department of Labor’s Longshore Project, with particular detail as to the New…

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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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A discussion of the measures taken by the steel industry in general, and US Steel and the USWA in particular, to increase efficiency while minimizing layoffs. The author advocates the…

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Seniority concepts

Conceives of seniority as one method, among others, of apportioning the costs of layoff and of providing job security, by allocating relatively unskilled jobs among employees with relatively equal ability…

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