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Labor Pains

January 13, 2005
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In this opinion column, the editors of the magazine The New Republic argue that the National Labor Relations Board is taking business’ side so much that it’s eroding workers’ ability to organize.
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Keeping Spirits Aloft at JetBlue

December 6, 2004
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Vincent Stabile shares the discount airline’s recipe for earning worker loyalty: “We treat our people the way we want them to treat the customers."
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Back From The Brink

December 3, 2004
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American Airlines is still experiencing financialturbulence, but the world’s biggest airline hasmanaged something amazing. It has recovered from unwise--even stupid--management decisions to win over workers and get them to buy into a more cooperative relationship that has saved millions. "The only way to build trust professionally or personally is by being trustworthy," CEO Gerard Arpey says. "I hope I’m living up to that standard."
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Sailing Into a Worker Shortage

November 1, 2004
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As ships queue up, theories on why staffing estimates came up short.
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The Labor Board's Brown University Decision How Much Does It Matter

August 5, 2004
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In this lawyer’s opinion, unless organized labor rebounds from its paltry 10 percent of the American workforce, neither a Kerry/Edwards victory nor reversals of two labor-related rulings will turn the tide that has run against American workers in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
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Collaboration is Key

May 29, 2004
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The ultimate goal is to emerge from this challenging environment a stronger, leaner and more nimble competitor.
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Beyond Unions

May 29, 2004
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Some experts think Wal-Mart's principle focus will be keeping unions out, but Coleman Peterson says that view is "myopic."
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<i>Dear Workforce</i> Should Employees Be Involved in Politics?

January 23, 2004
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How should HR reconcile the differing political opinions between management and employees? Management has implemented a policy of non-involvement in politics while half of the employees want to be actively involved.
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A High-Stakes Union Fight Who Will Fold First

January 5, 2004
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As businesspeople, unionists and politicians watch closely, Cintas, a proud company with a long history, and UNITE, heading up a resurgent union coalition, are locked in a ferocious battle. Many of their principles and tactics are old-fashioned. Others are as up-to-date as a smart bomb.
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