Working on Labor

Essays in Honor of Jan Lucassen

Author: Marcel M. van der Linden,Leo Lucassen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004229523

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 7577

Using comparative and long-term perspectives the seventeen essays in this collection discuss the development of labor relations and labor migrations in Europe, Asia and the US from the thirteenth century to the present.
Posted in Social Science

Working with Labor Laws

A Comprehensive Guide on Conditions of Employment, Employee Benefits Under Special Laws, Termination and Retirement

Author: Anna Rhea Valle Samson

Publisher: Ateneo University Press

ISBN: 9789715504720

Category: Law

Page: 230

View: 9857

Understanding labor laws is essential not only for lawyers and students but also for businessmen, entrepreneurs, and ordinary employees. Specifically the following topics are covered: general principles of the Labor Code, employment relationship and independent contractorship, working conditions and rest periods, wages, work conditions of special groups of employees, classification of employees, termination of employment, and retirement.
Posted in Law

Vault Guide to Labor & Employment Law Careers

Author: Timothy Grubb,Vera Djordjevich,Vault (Firm)

Publisher: Vault Inc.

ISBN: 1581311834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 83

View: 2522

This Vault career guide provides an inside look at careers in the field of labor and employment law, including compensation and lifestyle information for the practice area.
Posted in Business & Economics

A Practical Manual to Labor and Delivery

Author: Shad Deering

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108311121

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 7598

Packed with the most up-to-date recommendations, this invaluable preparatory handbook is a trusted resource for all levels of providers that care for laboring patients. Gain confidence in managing patients from when they present to triage all the way through labor, delivery and the postpartum period. Gives providers critical clinical algorithms for routine and emergency situations and procedures. Includes: detailed description of common obstetric procedures and examinations, evidence-based practice recommendations for labor management and pain control options, sample notes, orders, and operative dictations for cesarean section, multiple illustrations and treatment algorithms that clarify and explain details students and residents are most likely to encounter during obstetric rotations. Written by an experienced Maternal Fetal Medicine physician, this book fills practical knowledge gaps left by conventional textbooks. It provides comprehensive insights for labor management, including emergencies, and improves provider confidence resulting in better care of obstetric patients.
Posted in Medical

International Government Information and Country Information

A Subject Guide

Author: Andrea Marie Morrison,Barbara J. Mann

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573564793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 3740

Readers will find essential but hard-to-find resources from a large array of international intergovernmental organizations, along with tips and research strategies.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Perspectives on Las Amricas

A Reader in Culture, History, & Representation

Author: Mathew C. Gutmann,Félix V. Rodr?guez,Lynn Stephen,Patricia Zavella

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780631222965

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 3384

Perspectives on Las Américas: A Reader in Culture, History, and Representation charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of ‘Latin America’ and the ‘United States’. This landmark volume presents key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas, thereby challenging the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies. Brings together key readings that collectively examine the historical, cultural, economic, and political integration of Latina/os across the Americas. Charts new territory by demonstrating the limits of neatly demarcating the regions of 'Latin America' and the 'United States'. Challenges the barriers between Latina/o Studies and Latin American/Caribbean Studies as approached by anthropologists, historians, and other scholars. Offers instructors, students, and interested readers both the theoretical tools and case studies necessary to rethink transnational realities and identities.
Posted in Social Science

Uneasy Allies

Working for Labor Reform in Nineteenth-century Boston

Author: David A. Zonderman

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558498664

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 3285

Throughout the nineteenth century, working-class activists and middle-class reformers in Boston strived to build alliances in the campaign for labor reform. Though some of these organizations have been familiar to historians for more than a century, this is the first study to trace these cross-class groups from their origins in the early 1830s to the dawn of the Progressive Era. In addition to analyzing what motivated these workers and reformers to work together, David Zonderman examines the internal tactical debates and external political pressures that fractured them, even as new alliances were formed, and shows how these influences changed over time. He describes what workers and reformers learned about politics and social change within these complex and volatile alliances, and speculates as to whether those lessons have relevance for activists and reformers today. "In this thoroughly researched and engagingly written study, we have the opportunity to see how communitarians, antislavery activists, shorter workday advocates, and those outraged by the exploitation of women and children attempted to cooperate with working-class organizations. This important work not only helps us understand the past but also think about the future of work, reform, and political strategies.” ---Ken Fones-Wolf, author of Glass Towns: Industry, Labor and Political Economy in Central Appalachia, 1890-1930s "By illuminating how laboring people and non-working class reformers joined together in nineteenth-century America to strive for social justice, David Zonderman throws valuable light on a topic that has too often received only intermittent and sidelong attention. The story is complex, but his analysis is cogent and persuasive. We will be referring to these pages for years to come.” ---Jonathan Prude, author of The Coming of the Industrial Order: Town and Factory Life in Rural Massachusetts, 1810-1860
Posted in History

The Institutionalist Tradition in Labor Economics

Author: Dell P. Champlin,Janet T. Knoedler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317456254

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

View: 4294

While there are many economists in schools, government, unions, and non-profit organizations working in the institutionalst tradition, there has been no book that describes this tradition -- until now. Editors Champlin and Knoedler have brought together prominent labor economists, highly respected institutional economists, and newer scholars working on such compelling issues as immigration, wage discrimination, and living wages. Their essays portray the institutionalist tradition in labor as it exists today as well as its historical and theoretical origins. The result is a major contribution to the literature of labor economics, institutionalist economics, and the history of economic thought.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Promise and Limits of Private Power

Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy

Author: Richard M. Locke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107031559

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 2515

This book examines and evaluates various private initiatives to enforce fair labor standards within global supply chains. Using unique data (internal audit reports, and access to more than 120 supply chain factories and 700 interviews in 14 countries) from several major global brands, including NIKE, HP, and the International Labor Organization's Factory Improvement Programme in Vietnam, this book examines both the promise and the limitations of different approaches to actually improve working conditions, wages, and working hours for the millions of workers employed in today's global supply chains. Through a careful, empirically grounded analysis of these programs, this book illustrates the mix of private and public regulation needed to address these complex issues in a global economy.
Posted in Business & Economics

Tax Policy and Labor Market Performance

Author: Jonas Agell,Peter Birch Sørensen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262012294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 9819

The effect of tax policies and welfare state incentives on the performance of thelabor market: theoretical and empirical analyses by leading European and Americaneconomists.
Posted in Business & Economics

Work, Wages, and Welfare in a Developing, Metropolis

Consequences of Growth in Bogotá, Columbia

Author: Rakesh Mohan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195205404

Category: Political Science

Page: 403

View: 9429

Based on five years of in-depth investigation, this is a readable, concise summary of one of the largest research projects ever undertaken on a major city in a developing country. The book examines five key urban sectors--housing, transport, employment location, labor markets, and public finance--in the developing cities of Bogota and Cali, Colombia. After an initial overview of the study and its goals, Mohan goes on to set Bogota in its national urban and economic context and discusses such critical issues as income distribution, poverty, the characteristics of the labor force, labor force participation and earnings, women and the labor market, and social and spatial inequalities. With its abundance of quantitative information, coupled with a unique depth and breadth of coverage, this book makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of the effect of policies and projects on developing countries."
Posted in Political Science

Solidarity Transformed

Labor Responses to Globalization and Crisis in Latin America

Author: Mark S. Anner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461057

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 5885

Mark S. Anner spent ten years working with labor unions in Latin America and returned to conduct eighteen months of field research: he found himself in the middle of violent raids, was detained and interrogated in a Salvadoran basement prison cell, and survived a bombing in a union cafeteria. This experience as a participant observer informs and enlivens Solidarity Transformed, an illustrative, nuanced, and insightful account of how labor unions in Latin America are developing new strategies to defend the interests of the workers they represent in dynamic global and local contexts. Anner combines in-depth case studies of the auto and apparel industries in El Salvador, Honduras, Brazil, and Argentina with survey analysis. Altogether, he documents approximately seventy labor campaigns-both successful and failed-over a period of twenty years. Anner finds that four labor strategies have dominated labor campaigns in recent years: transnational activist campaigns; transnational labor networks; radical flank mechanisms; and microcorporatist worker-employer pacts. The choice of which strategy to pursue is shaped by the structure of global supply chains, access to the domestic political process, and labor identities. Anner's multifaceted approach is both rich in anecdote and supported by quantitative research. The result is a book in which labor activists find new and creative ways to support their members and protect their organizations in the midst of political change, global restructuring, and economic crises.
Posted in Political Science

Workers in America

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884718X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 920

View: 2851

This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. * Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources * A chronology of important labor highlights * 350 entries covering key topics
Posted in Business & Economics

The Fairy Party Book

Bringing Magic Into Every Celebration Throughout the Year

Author: Marina T. Stern

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781590030547

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 7593

Offers entertaining lore about the Fair Folk's presence during each holiday.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Wombs in Labor

Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India

Author: Amrita Pande

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538189

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7591

Surrogacy is India's new form of outsourcing, as couples from all over the world hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere with little to no government oversight or regulation. In the first detailed ethnography of India's surrogacy industry, Amrita Pande visits clinics and hostels and speaks with surrogates and their families, clients, doctors, brokers, and hostel matrons in order to shed light on this burgeoning business and the experiences of the laborers within it. From recruitment to training to delivery, Pande's research focuses on how reproduction meets production in surrogacy and how this reflects characteristics of India's larger labor system. Pande's interviews prove surrogates are more than victims of disciplinary power, and she examines the strategies they deploy to retain control over their bodies and reproductive futures. While some women are coerced into the business by their families, others negotiate with clients and their clinics to gain access to technologies and networks otherwise closed to them. As surrogates, the women Pande meets get to know and make the most of advanced medical discoveries. They traverse borders and straddle relationships that test the boundaries of race, class, religion, and nationality. Those who focus on the inherent inequalities of India's surrogacy industry believe the practice should be either banned or strictly regulated. Pande instead advocates for a better understanding of this complex labor market, envisioning an international model of fair-trade surrogacy founded on openness and transparency in all business, medical, and emotional exchanges.
Posted in Social Science

Labor in a New Land

Economy and Society in Seventeenth-Century Springfield

Author: Stephen Innes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400855497

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 9267

Stephen Innes studies the relationship between work, land, and community in seventeenth-century Springfield, Massachusetts. Using analytical concepts drawn from anthropology--dependence, mediation, and clientage--he shows that the town was a highly commercialized, developmental community contrasting sharply with the communal, quietistic models that currently form our image of early New England. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Posted in Business & Economics

Labor Guide to Labor Law

Author: Bruce S. Feldacker,Michael J. Hayes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801454581

Category: Law

Page: 640

View: 9763

Labor Guide to Labor Law is a comprehensive survey of labor law in the private sector, written from the labor perspective for labor relations students and for unions and their members. This thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition covers new statutes, current issues, and the latest developments in labor and employment law. The text emphasizes issues of greatest importance to unions and employees. Where the law permits a union to make certain tactical choices, those choices are pointed out. Material is included on internal union matters that tend to be ignored in management texts. Bruce S. Feldacker and Michael J. Hayes cover applicable labor law principles from a union's initial organizing campaign to the mature bargaining relationship, including such subjects as the employee right to engage in protected concerted activity, the duty to bargain, labor arbitration, the use of strikes, picketing and other economic weapons in resolving a labor dispute, the duty of fair representation, internal union regulation, and employment discrimination. This book is also a useful reference and review for full-time union officers and representatives who have a working knowledge of labor law but wish to brush up on certain points as needed in their work. Both authors have extensive experience in the construction field, and they have been careful to include material on those aspects of labor law that are unique to that field. Labor Guide to Labor Law is structured to present an unbiased and comprehensive explanation of labor law principles for anyone interested in the field. Thus, labor relations educators, as well as practitioners in the field representing labor, management, or individual employees, should also find the text suitable for their use. Each chapter includes a summary, review questions and answers, a restatement of "Basic Legal principles" with citations to key cases, and a bibliography for additional research.
Posted in Law