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Wal-Mart's Man With a Mission

March 3, 2005
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Lawrence V. Jackson, Wal-Mart’s new chief human resources officer, has been both a friend to workers and a tough-minded management honcho. He’ll need both sets of skills as he steps into a leadership role at a company facing class-action lawsuits, unionization battles and huge worldwide growth.
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Cabin Pressure

February 1, 2005
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The perils facing the traditional air carriers are largely the result of economic and technological changes far beyond the scope of anything that workforce management policies could influence directly. But if airlines including United, US Airways, Delta and Continental are to survive, changes in the work rules, human resources policies and employee relationships are crucial.
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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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