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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Workers’ expectations about Losing and Replacing Their Jobs: 35 Years of Change

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Workers are less secure about retaining their jobs or finding new jobs today than they were in the 1970s.  Provides statistics on worker insecurity by gender, race, age, education level, and occupational category.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Union Members 2014

Categories: Labor Unions,Labor/Employment,Statistics

Annual report on union membership in the U.S.  Reports that the union membership rate was 11.1% of American workers, down 0.2 from 2013.   Also provides information on private vs public sector rates, median weekly earnings of union versus nonunion workers, union membership rates among states and more.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment,Treaties

Provides a series of links to and summaries of policy papers relating to the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  The papers cover such issues as impact of the partnership on agriculture, employment, the environment, food safety, and more.  From the European Parliament


Access to Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and Workplace-Funded Childcare

Categories: Children,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics

Examines the rate of worker access to such benefits and access rates in 2014 by occupational and establishment characteristics for workers in state and local government and private industry.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Year One: The New Virginia Economy

Categories: Business/Economics,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Report from Governor McAuliffe on the past year’s activities and his future plans for stimulating the Virginia economy.  From the Office of the Governor


Doing More With Less: A Workbook for Assessing and Implementing School-Community Partnerships Aimed at Enhancing the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues


Created as a supplement to the Report for school personnel in rural areas but of value to all those interested school-community partnerships.   From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


Doing More With Less: The Role of School-Community Partnerships in the Academic Success and Postsecondary Aspirations of Low-Income Students in Small Rural Schools in Virginia

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Careers,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Virginia Issues

Focuses on the community-level factors that affect student achievement and aspirations in six small rural case study school districts in Virginia.  From the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia


The Impact of Recruitment Strategy on Fair and Open Competition for Federal Jobs

Categories: Govt Personnel,Labor/Employment

Examines how factors such as a proliferation of hiring authorities and the decentralization of the federal hiring process affect fair and open competition for filling jobs in the federal government.  From the Merit Systems Protection Board


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