Monthly Labor Review

A monthly publication of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that contains analytical articles on employment and unemployment, prices, compensation, working conditions, productivity, and other topics. Includes tables of current labor statistics, book reviews,

Articles from Vol. 110, March

BLS Prepares to Broaden Scope of Its White-Collar Pay Survey
BLS prepares to broaden scope of its white-collar pay survey Over the last 25 years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics' annual Survey of Professional, Administrative, Technical, and Clerical Pay (PATC survey) has become a key source of information on salaries...
Comparing Medical Care Expenditures of Two Diverse U.S. Data Sources
Comparing medical care expenditures of two diverse U.S. data sources Most families in the United States spend some of their disposable income for medical care. The amount depends on the medical commodities and services obtained and also on the financing...
Early Retirement as a Labor Force Policy: An International Overview
Early retirement as a labor force policy: an international overview In grappling with the problems posed by high and persistent unemployment which continue to plague the countries of Western Europe and North America, an array of labor market policies...
High Court Rulings Affect Pregnant Workers
High court rulings affect pregnant workers In a 6 to 3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a California law requiring employers to provide unpaid pregnancy leave to employees. Writing for the majority, Justice Thurgood Marshall rejected arguments by...
How Are Japanese Unions Responding to Microelectronics-Based Automation?
How are Japanese unions responding to microelectronics-based automation? Japan, a world leader in the development and production of electronics technology, is now attempting to transform itself into an "information society"--one in which virtually all...
Italian Labor Relations: A System in Transition
Italian labor relations: a system in transition The mid-1970's marked a turning point in Italy's industrial relations system. At that time, the system appeared to be a case of pluralism, recognized and supported by the statute of workers' rights (Act...
Kroger Workers Forgo Bonus Plan to Save Jobs
Kroger workers forgo bonus plan to save jobs Employees of 40 Kroger Co. stores in Southwestern Virginia and Tennessee accepted a wage cut, averting the planned closing of 13 of the stores. In proposing the closing, Kroger had called for a wage freeze...
The Consumer Expenditure Survey: Quality Control by Comparative Analysis
The Consumer Expenditure Survey: quality control by comparative analysis Postsurvey evaluation in an integral part of a program of quality assurance for the ongoing Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE). Comparisons with data from independent sources serve...
The Great Migration of Afro-Americans, 1915-40
The Great Migration of Afro-Americans, 1915-40 The "Great Migration" of Afro-Americans from largely rural areas of the southern United States to northern cities during and after World War I altered the economic, social, and political fabric of American...
TWA Pilots Extend Current Contract
TWA pilots extend current contract At Trans World Airlines (TWA), 3,000 pilots agreed to extend their current agreement by 3 years, to January 1992. During the agreement term, they will receive three 5-percent pay increases, nearly restoring pay...