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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Harris v. Quinn, Governor of Illinois

Categories: Headlines,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Supreme Court/courts

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/pdf/11-681.pdf

 

5-4 decision of the Supreme Court that some state workers in certain activities cannot be required to pay dues to cover a union’s cost of collective bargaining.  The decision affecting home health care workers in Illinois undercuts a 1977 ruling that localities do have the power to require such payments from school employees.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook

http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook-2013.pdf

Historical and recent labor force  and earnings data for women and men.  From the Census Bureau

 

Northwestern University and College Athletes Players Association

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Education-Higher,Headlines,Labor Unions,Laws/Regulations

http://mynlrb.nlrb.gov/link/document.aspx/09031d4581667b6f

Decision of the Chicago area NLRB that college athletes receiving athletic scholarships are employees of the university they represent and are legally entitled to form a union.  A  former quarterback at Northwestern University began the unionization effort to gain medical coverage for players with football-related injuries.   From the National Labor Relations Board Chicago Region Office

 

Major Work Stoppages in 2013

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/wkstp.pdf

Provides statistics and details about 15 major strike actions in 2013, including number of workers involved and duration of strike action.  Also offers annual statistics back to 1947.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Union Members 2013

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/union2.pdf

Reports that the rate of workers who were members of unions held steady at 11.3% of the American work force in 2013, the same as in 2012.  The rate of union membership for public sector workers was 34% compared to 6.7% for private sector workers.  Also covers characteristics of union members, earnings, and union membership by state.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Hockey Lockout of 2012-2013

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2013/article/the-hockey-lockout-of-2012-1.htm

Uses the hockey lockout of 2012-2013 to examine work stoppages in professional sports, their causes, and the reasons why owners prefer to lockout players before the season begins rather than face strikes during the season.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Employee Benefits in the United States: March 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/ebs2_07172013.pdf

Reports on the type and prevalence of employment benefits available to full and part-time workers in small, medium, and large establishments and the so-called take-up rates by employees.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Characteristics of Public School Districts in the United States: Results from the 2011-12 Schools and Staffing Survey: First Look

Categories: Education,Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013311.pdf

Information about public school districts in the U.S. including teacher salaries, benefits, collective bargaining agreements, and training programs.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

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