Emerging labor market institutions for the twenty-first century / edited by Richard B. Freeman, Joni Hersch, and Lawrence Mishel.

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
ix, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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National Bureau of Economic Research conference report. [More in this series]
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"The contributors to this important volume provide case studies of new labor market institutions and new directions for existing institutions. They examine the behavior and impact of new organizations that have formed to solve workplace problems and to bolster the position of workers, and they document how unions are seeking new strategies to maintain their role in the economic system. Their evidence suggests that while non-union institutions are unlikely to fill the gap left by the decline of unions, emerging groups and unions might together improve some dimensions of worker well-being. Emerging Labor Market Institutions for the Twenty-First Century ultimately tells a story of workers and institutions in flux, searching for ways to represent labor in the new century and its attendant new economies."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Introduction / Richard B. Freeman and Joni Hersch -- 1. Individual rights and collective agents : the role of old and new workplace institutions in the regulation of labor markets / David Weil -- 2. White hats or Don Quixotes? : human rights vigilantes in the global economy / Kimberly Ann Elliott and Richard B. Freeman -- 3. The living wage movement : what is it, why is it, and what's known about its impact? / Jared Bernstein -- 4. The role and functioning of public-interest legal organizations in the enforcement of the employment laws / Christine Jolls -- 5. Unionization of professional and technical workers : the labor market and institutional transformation / Richard W. Hurd and John Bunge -- 6. A workers' lobby to provide portable benefits / Joni Hersch -- 7. A submerging labor market institution? : unions and the nonwage aspects of work / Thomas C. Buchmueller, John E. DiNardo and Robert G. Valletta -- 8. Union participation in strategic decisions of corporations / Eileen Appelbaum and Larry W. Hunter -- 9. Development intermediaries and the training of low-wage workers / Lisa M. Lynch.
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