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A Preliminary Report On Non-Faculty Bargaining At Colleges And Universities - 1993, Richard W. Hurd, Elizabeth O'Leary Nov 1992

A Preliminary Report On Non-Faculty Bargaining At Colleges And Universities - 1993, Richard W. Hurd, Elizabeth O'Leary

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[Excerpt] Although we will present more detailed data in subsequent sections, we would like to present a few key pieces of information here. Public sector campuses are substantially more likely to be unionized than private sector, with 55.7% of public and 16.8% of private reporting one or more non-faculty bargaining units. Geographically, non-faculty unionization is notably more prevalent in the Northeast, the Midwest and on the Pacific coast than elsewhere. Among non-faculty employees, there are notable variations in unionization rates. Approximately 43.8% of blue collar employees are unionized (substantially more than reported two years ago), compared to ...


The Decline Of Labor: A Grim Picture, A Few Proposals, Nick Salvatore Jan 1992

The Decline Of Labor: A Grim Picture, A Few Proposals, Nick Salvatore

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[Excerpt] The social context of this four-decade decline challenges a central assumption of the cyclical theory. More than a third of the decline occurred during the 1950s and 1960s, decades of broad economic growth and, for the 1960s, of liberal Democratic ascendancy. Labor lost another 15 percent during the stagflation of the 1970s, despite the Democratic return to power in the wake of a discredited Republican administration. By the 1980s, when a structurally weakened labor movement faced Ronald Reagan, plant closings and demands for concessions accelerated the decline. Organized labor's absolute and proportional decline over decades in which the ...