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Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources Dec 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Includes articles about Public Information, Norma Barkman and life insurance.


Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources Dec 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Includes articles about History Department, Lowell Harrison and orientation video.


[Review Of The Book Strategy And Organizations: A West Coast Perspective], Pamela S. Tolbert Dec 1987

[Review Of The Book Strategy And Organizations: A West Coast Perspective], Pamela S. Tolbert

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] More recently, organizational strategists have begun to turn their attention to issues of internal as well as external organizational relations and to examine many of the traditional assumptions underlying strategic analyses, with an increasingly critical eye. This book reflects such changes, both in the diversity of approaches taken by different authors and in the challenges that are posed to extant wisdom of the strategy literature.


The Growth And Composition Of The U.S. Labor Force, Vernon M. Briggs Jr Oct 1987

The Growth And Composition Of The U.S. Labor Force, Vernon M. Briggs Jr

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] In sharp contrast with the experiences of all other industrialized nations, the size of the labor force of the United States is growing rapidly while, simultaneously, its age, gender, and ethnic composition are changing markedly. Consequently, human resource issues present an unprecedented challenge in the nation's quest to achieve a fully employed and equitable society. New public policies that focus on labor market adjustment policies will be required if these developments are to be a boon rather than a bane to the emerging postindustrial economy.


Coming Home To Golf, Lance A. Compa Oct 1987

Coming Home To Golf, Lance A. Compa

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] For a mainstream sports buff turning 40, golf takes on a new allure. Unexpected, even unwanted at first, a reawakened passion for the game has snuck up on me in the past year. After all, golfers excel with the best traits of those of us who have, been through the mill a bit: nerve, judgment, timing and consistency. When a fan turns 40, subtleness and elegance replace sheer force as the highest order of sporting skills.


Youth Employment And Training Programs: A Review, Vernon M. Briggs Jr Oct 1987

Youth Employment And Training Programs: A Review, Vernon M. Briggs Jr

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] The Youth Employment and Demonstration Projects Act of 1977 (YEDPA) manifested a quantum leap in efforts both to meet the needs and to understand the employment problems of youths in the labor force. Over its brief life (from mid-1977 to early-1981), YEDPA served both as a massive delivery system for new programs and as an extensive laboratory for social experimentation. As such, an assessment of its activities and accomplishments must inevitably become intertwined with the suspicions that exist between those primarily interested in meeting needs and those largely concerned with evaluating the effectiveness of these ventures. These two groups ...


Newsletter Vol.15 No.4 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions Sep 1987

Newsletter Vol.15 No.4 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions

National Center Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources Aug 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Includes articles about J.T. Sandefur, Mary Miller and faculty / staff anniversaries.


Newsletter Vol.15 No.3 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions Jul 1987

Newsletter Vol.15 No.3 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions

National Center Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Workers, Racism And History: A Response, Nick Salvatore Jul 1987

Workers, Racism And History: A Response, Nick Salvatore

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] This intimate dependence of white egalitarianism upon black exclusion forms the central theme of Herbert Hill's essay. Arguing that this condition is neither episodic nor solely of historical interest, Hill asserts that these racist attitudes (and the action that flowed from them) were systemic across two centuries of working class development and actually provide the central continuous rational for understanding institutional trade union activity from the early nineteenth century into the present. America's labor unions. Hill writes, are "the institutional expression of white working class racism, and of policies and practices that resulted in unequal access, dependent ...


The Unionization Of Clerical Workers At Large U.S. Universities And Colleges, Richard W. Hurd, Gregory Woodhead Jul 1987

The Unionization Of Clerical Workers At Large U.S. Universities And Colleges, Richard W. Hurd, Gregory Woodhead

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] The unionization of clerical workers on college campuses is steadily increasing and becoming the subject of greater scrutiny. The National Center has long been interested in this facet of unionization and when we learned of the work of Professor Hurd in this area we expressed an interest in publishing his research. This article presents Hurd's and Woodhead's research on college and university clerical unionization.


Review Of The Book Nonmonetary Eligibility In State Unemployment Insurance Programs: Law And Practice, Ronald G. Ehrenberg Jul 1987

Review Of The Book Nonmonetary Eligibility In State Unemployment Insurance Programs: Law And Practice, Ronald G. Ehrenberg

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] This monograph focuses on a relatively under-researched topic, namely, the effects of nonmonetary eligibility rules for both initial receipt of benefits and continued receipt once benefits are granted on the rates at which UI benefits are denied to applicants. The authors very competently employ both econometric and case study research methods to address these issues. Their econometric work utilizes quarterly state-level data between 1964 and 1981 and a fixed-effects framework to isolate those parameters of state unemployment insurance laws that influence denial rates. To supplement these analyses, they conduct interviews with key state and local program officials in six ...


Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources May 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Includes articles about Brendan Bowen, College of Business and Shipping and Receiving.


So We Have More Jobs – Low-Paid, Part-Time Ones, Lance A. Compa Mar 1987

So We Have More Jobs – Low-Paid, Part-Time Ones, Lance A. Compa

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Granted, there have been complaints about the validity of the unemployment number in the past. Liberals have charged that it ignores people who quit looking for work, while conservatives argued that it misses those who are working "off the books" in cash-only transactions ranging from house-cleaning to illegal drugs.

But the real problem with the unemployment rate is that we've devalued American employment in order to have more of it. While corporate stock prices soar to new highs, the working class is paying for this situation.


Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources Mar 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Includes articles about Roger Pankratz, Julia Roberts and tax reform.


Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 2 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions Mar 1987

Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 2 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions

National Center Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Salaries, Salary Growth, And Promotions Of Men And Women In A Large, Private Firm, Barry A. Gerhart, George T. Milkovich Feb 1987

Salaries, Salary Growth, And Promotions Of Men And Women In A Large, Private Firm, Barry A. Gerhart, George T. Milkovich

CAHRS Working Paper Series

[Excerpt] Salaries, promotions, and salary growth of men and women in a large, diversified firm were examined for the years 1980 through 1986. Consistent with other studies, men's average salary was higher than women's average salary. However, statistical adjustment for gender differences in-education, tenure, time at level, experience, and job level substantially reduced the salary advantage of men over women. Although the average salary of men was higher than that of women in 1980 and 1986, women actually received greater numbers of promotions, as well as larger percentage salary increases between 1980 and 1986. One reason for women ...


Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 1 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions Jan 1987

Newsletter Vol. 15 No. 1 1987, National Center For The Study Of Collective Bargaining In Higher Education And The Professions

National Center Newsletters

No abstract provided.


Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources Jan 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Includes articles about Business Affairs, Judy Owen and retirement planning.


Business Divestment In South Africa: In Who’S Best Interest?, Paul Lansing, Sarosh Kuruvilla Jan 1987

Business Divestment In South Africa: In Who’S Best Interest?, Paul Lansing, Sarosh Kuruvilla

Articles and Chapters

In recent years, there has been considerable pressure on corporations doing business in South Africa to divest and withdraw from that country. While this moral view espouses withdrawal, this article seeks to provide insight into the practical consequences of divestment. One of the questions addressed is how does foreign divestment affect Black South Africans, those who are supposed to benefit from a divestment policy.


Restructuring Social Security: How Will Retirement Ages Respond?, Gary S. Fields, Olivia S. Mitchell Jan 1987

Restructuring Social Security: How Will Retirement Ages Respond?, Gary S. Fields, Olivia S. Mitchell

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Budgetary pressures on the Social Security system have increased in recent years, prompting a variety of proposals to restructure the U.S. retirement income program. Most of these proposals ignore the possibility that the retirement patterns of older workers are likely to respond to changes in the incentives to retire. This chapter presents two important pieces of information for policymakers. First, we provide previously unavailable evidence on how changes in the structure of Social Security benefits would alter the economic incentives to retire at different ages. Second, we compute how retirement patterns would change in response to altered incentives ...


Measuring Inequality Change In An Economy With Income Growth, Gary S. Fields Jan 1987

Measuring Inequality Change In An Economy With Income Growth, Gary S. Fields

Articles and Chapters

This paper analyzes how to measure changes in inequality in an economy with income growth. The discussion distinguishes three stylized kinds of economic growth:

  1. high income sector enrichment,
  2. low income sector enrichment,
  3. high income sector enlargement, in which the high income sector expands and absorbs persons from the low income sector.

The two enrichment types pose no problem for assessing inequality change in the course of economic growth: for high income sector enrichment growth, inequality might reasonably be said to increase, whereas for low income sector enrichment, inequality might be said to decrease. These adjustments are non-controversial and non-problematical. Where ...


Industrial Dispute Resolution In India In Theory And Practice, Paul Lansing, Sarosh Kuruvilla Jan 1987

Industrial Dispute Resolution In India In Theory And Practice, Paul Lansing, Sarosh Kuruvilla

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] The recent tragic incident at the Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal, India has focused international attention on some of the problems of industrialization in developing countries. Of particular interest has been the issue of whether the cases filed against Union Carbide should be tried in Indian or American courts. Disputes of this nature indicate the increasing necessity for world-wide comprehension of the laws and regulations governing industry in developing countries, particularly for the developed economies that invest in countries with developing economies.

India is one example of a developing economy that has recently opened its doors to international investment ...


Industrial Relations And Productivity In The U.S. Automobile Industry, Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, Jeffrey H. Keefe Jan 1987

Industrial Relations And Productivity In The U.S. Automobile Industry, Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, Jeffrey H. Keefe

Articles and Chapters

"In the late 1970s and 1980s intensified international competition in motor vehicle manufacturing and sales was reflected by an increase in the share of the American market captured by imports. Some analysts argued that this increase reflected the low productivity of American automobile producers compared with that of Japanese and other foreign companies. Inflexible work rules or the adversarial nature of labor management relations was often blamed."


Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources Jan 1987

Ua28/1 The Personnel File, Wku Human Resources

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter published by WKU Human Resources for the faculty and staff. Special issue for beginning of fall semester.


1987 Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress. Jan 1987

1987 Meeting Minutes, Morehead State University. Staff Congress.

Staff Congress Records

Staff Congress meeting minutes for 1987.


Holding The Line: Labor’S Safety & Health Movement, Lance A. Compa Jan 1987

Holding The Line: Labor’S Safety & Health Movement, Lance A. Compa

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] Is OSHA finally enforcing the law after years of laxity? Or, as most activists and analysts involved in safety and health believe, do the high-profile penalties constitute an attempt by OSHA to shore up its reputation? A recent independent federal study, the conclusions of which were confirmed by the agency's own consultants, found OSHA in a state of "total paralysis." Another, private, study by the National Safe Workplace Institute showed that OSHA's inspections are inadequate and untimely, that the agency consistently fails to insure that what hazards it does uncover are corrected, and that it often and ...


Saving Plants And Jobs: Union-Management Negotiations In The Context Of Threatened Plant Closing, Paul F. Gerhart Jan 1987

Saving Plants And Jobs: Union-Management Negotiations In The Context Of Threatened Plant Closing, Paul F. Gerhart

Upjohn Press

Gerhart uses a case study approach to examine why plants become economically inviable as well as how to prevent this from happening prematurely.


Comparison Of Dependence And Punitive Forms Of Power, Edward J. Lawler, Samuel B. Bacharach Jan 1987

Comparison Of Dependence And Punitive Forms Of Power, Edward J. Lawler, Samuel B. Bacharach

Articles and Chapters

This paper deals with the impact of power on tactical action in conflict. The theory and research is organized around two conceptual distinctions: one between power based on dependence versus punitive capability, and the other between relative power (i.e., power difference) and "total power" in a relationship (i.e., across actors). The paper will argue that these distinctions are important on both theoretical and empirical grounds. Theoretically, they are important to explicate the connection between conceptions of power that stress the coercive foundation of power (Bierstedt 1950; Tedeschi, Schlenker & Bonoma 1973) and those that treat power as dependence (Bacharach & Lawler 1981; Cook & Emerson 1984; Cook et al. 1981; Emerson 1962, 1972a, 1972b; Molm ...


Comparable Worth In The Public Sector, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Robert Smith Jan 1987

Comparable Worth In The Public Sector, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Robert Smith

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] At the theoretical level, we conclude that the case for comparable worth rests on the argument that the current distribution of female employees is based on discriminatory barriers which existing legislation have not broken down. If this argument is valid, the desirability of comparable worth depends upon one's perceptions of how the benefits it provides contrasts with the efficiency losses it induces. Given the trade-offs involved, ultimately one's position on comparable worth must depend on value judgments.