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. 112, No. 5, May

Charges against Teamsters Resolved
Charges against Teamsters resolved A possible improvement in the 30-year contentious relationship between the Federal Government and the Teamsters occurred when the parties settled charges that the union was under the influence of organized crime....
Court Rules against Minority Set Asides
Court rules against minority set asides The Supreme Court followed its precedent in a case involving the City of Richmond, VA, and invalidated a Michigan law requiring that a percentage of State contracts be awarded to minority-owned or female-owned...
First Industrial Relations Congress of the Americas
First Industrial Relations Congress of the Americas Indicative of the global trend toward economic cooperation among nations, representatives of labor, management, the public sector, and academia from the northern and southern hemispheres met in Quebec...
John R. Commons: Pioneer of Labor Economics
John R. Commons: pioneer of labor economics John R. Commons has contributed in one way or another to practically every piece of social and labor legislation that has been enacted in the 20th century. Either directly or through students and colleagues...
Major Collective Bargaining Settlements in Private Industry in 1988
Major collective bargaining settlements in private industry in 1988 Major collective bargaining settlements were reached for 1.8 million private industry workers in 1988. The settlements specified wage adjustments averaging 2.5 percent in the first...
Meatpacking Company Cuts Compensation
Meatpacking company cuts compensation The troubled labor-management relationship at John Morrell & Co. was exacerbated when the company imposed cuts in wages and benefits on 2,000 employees of its Sioux Falls, SD, meatpacking plant. The company's...
Nonstriking Employees Given Job Preference
Nonstriking employees given job preference In a defeat for organized labor, the Supreme Court ruled that employers have the right to give job preference to union-represented employees who either do not participate in a strike or return to work before...
Pay in Data Processing Services Varies by Occupation and Area
Pay in data processing services varies by occupation and area Top-level systems analysts and systems programmers were usually the highest paid workers in the computer and data processing services industries, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Price Highlights of 1988: Rising Pressures on Consumer Prices
Price highlights of 1988: rising pressures on consumer prices For the 12-month period ended in December 1988, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 4.4 percent, the same as in 1987. In contrast, the Producer Price Index (PPI)...
U.S. Import and Export Prices Continued to Register Sizable Gains in 1988
U.S. import and export prices continued to register sizable gains in 1988 Continuing the previous year's dual upward trend, both U.S. import and export prices posted significant increases in 1988. Following a 10.0-percent advance in 1987, the all-import...