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In Praise of Organized Labor
June 1, 2005 | Business 2.0 |By Jeffrey Pfeffer.

Pferrer's position is that his job is to provide managers with the information they need to make better, more profitable decisions. And I'm here to tell you that the evidence on the role unions play in the workplace belies many common preconceptions....Studies in a variety of industries from retail to airlines have shown that unionization leads to higher pay, which in turn attracts higher-quality employees and reduces costly turnover. Collective bargaining also institutionalizes communication between bosses and workers, while employee involvement in establishing working conditions provides more workplace control for frontline staff.
unions  healthcare  organized_labour 
may 2012 by jerryking
Welcome home, Mr. MacIsaac
Jan 29, 2000 | The Globe and Mail pg. A.28 | by Murray Campbell. "

Executive members of the Toronto Police Association have
received advice from the Police Labor Institute, a Texas-based
organization whose motto is: "Change comes from power and power comes
from organization." Its director, Ron DeLord, is also president of the
16,000-member Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas. The
institute holds annual seminars on "power, politics and confrontation,"
where for $335 (U.S.) police unionists learn "how to become real power
brokers in the community.""
Bill Maher October 5, 2018.

Real power isn't about making a scene or what makes you feel good. Power begets power.
change  confrontations  ProQuest  Murray_Campbell  organized_labour  police_force  political_power  power  unions  quotes  police_unions  self-interest  interests  organizational_structure  power_brokers  systematic_approaches  Toronto_Police_Association 
may 2010 by jerryking
Indie Energy and Local 150 IUOE Ink Agreement for Green Energy and Green Jobs in Chicago Area
Anonymous. PR Newswire. New York: Dec 11, 2008. The U.S. (EPA)
calls geothermal the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and
cost-effective space conditioning system available. By combining design
engineering w. specialized drilling technology & full system build
scope, Indie Energy delivers turnkey systems that deliver dramatic
reductions in operating costs while eliminating greenhouse gas
emissions. In order to make geothermal feasible within the constraints
of the urban environment, IE has developed specialized engineering and
drilling technologies. For the 1st time, it's possible to develop
large-scale urban geothermal building sys. that save between 50% and 80%
of HVAC costs in commercial, residential, and public bldgs. The
Geothermal Agreement between Local 150 and Indie Energy will accelerate
the adoption and implementation of Indie Energy Systems in new buildings
and major retrofit projects through a skilled labor pool and training
geothermal  geoexchange  unions  Indie_Energy  organized_labour  green 
february 2009 by jerryking - I can see the economic downturn from here
December 13, 2008 G&M article by Anthony Reinhart on the
impact the economic downturn is having on Toronto's construction trades.

December 13, 2008
Toronto  economic_development  construction  unions  organized_labour  Anthony_Reinhart 
january 2009 by jerryking

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