Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1 by Richard B. Freeman | 9780226261577 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Richard B. Freeman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226261573

ISBN-13: 9780226261577

Pub. Date: 02/01/2005

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century provides the first in-depth assessment of how effectively labor market institutions are responding to the decline of private sector unions.

This important volume provides case studies of new labor market institutions and new directions for existing institutions. While non-union institutions

Overview

Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century provides the first in-depth assessment of how effectively labor market institutions are responding to the decline of private sector unions.

This important volume provides case studies of new labor market institutions and new directions for existing institutions. While non-union institutions are unlikely to fill the gap left by the decline of unions, the findings suggest that emerging groups and unions might together improve some dimensions of worker well-being. Emerging Labor Market Institutions is the story of workers and institutions in flux, searching for ways to represent labor in the new century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226261577
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/01/2005
Series:
National Bureau of Economic Research Conference Report Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface....................ix
Introduction Richard B. Freeman and Joni Hersch....................1
1. Individual Rights and Collective Agents: The Role of Old and New Workplace Institutions in the Regulation of Labor Markets David Weil....................13
I. Studies of Nonworker Organizations 2. White Hats or Don Quixotes? Human Rights Vigilantes in the Global Economy Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman....................47
3. The Living Wage Movement: What Is It, Why Is It, and What's Known About Its Impact? Jared Bernstein....................99
4. The Role and Functioning of Public-Interest Legal Organizations in the Enforcement of the Employment Laws Christine Jolls....................141
II. Studies of Membership-Based Initiatives 5. Unionization of Professional and Technical Workers: The Labor Market and Institutional Transformation Richard W. Hurd and John Bunge....................179
6. A Workers' Lobby to Provide Portable Benefits Joni Hersch....................207
III. New Union Opportunities and Initiatives 7. A Submerging Labor Market Institution? Unions and the Nonwage Aspects of Work Thomas C. Buchmueller, John E. DiNardo, and Robert G. Valletta....................231
8. Union Participation in Strategic Decisions of Corporations Eileen Appelbaum and Larry W. Hunter....................265
9. Development Intermediaries and the Training of Low-Wage Workers Lisa M. Lynch....................293
Contributors....................315
Author Index....................317
Subject Index....................321

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