Studies and Reports

Jul29

Center for Economic Policy Research: Benefits of Unionization

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One option for any worker who wants to improve the conditions at their workplace is to organize with coworkers and work out a contract with the company. They key way to do this is through forming a union. If workers have union representation, they can work out a contract with the company that both sides […]

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Jul29

Global Restructuring in Retail: What Impact on Labor?

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This is a study from 2007, but it is still an interesting read. Chris Tilly, Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at University of Massachusetts Lowell, compares the wage histories of retail workers in the U.S. versus that of workers in our neighbor, Mexico. One of the key details the points Tilly writes about […]

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Jul21

Fashion, Retail Employees Expecting Salary Increases, Survey Reports

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July 21, 2011 Compensation.BLR.com Higher salaries, job mobility, and a strong emphasis on “quality of life” benefits are redefining the job market in retail and fashion, according to 24 Seven’s Fifth Annual Salary Survey. The survey, conducted by 24 Seven, a talent recruitment agency collaboration with American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), queried more than […]

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Aug01

A Survey of Employment and Labor Law Violations in New York City

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National Employment Law Project – This report exposes a world of work in which America’s core labor and employment laws are failing to protect significant numbers of workers in the nation’s largest city. These protections—the right to be paid at least the minimum wage, the right to be paid for overtime hours, the right to […]

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Jul19

Improving Scheduling in Entry-Level Retail Jobs: A Workplace-Based Experiment

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Center for Social Policy- The Foundation sparked much debate with the release of Low-Wage America, which suggested that firms employing “high-road” employment strategies could be just as successful as firms that relied mainly on low-cost, low-quality labor. Some critics have suggested that high-road firms may benefit from unobserved advantages that make it possible for them […]

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