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Job Satisfaction, Wages, and Unions

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The North Sea oil and gas industry currently faces recruitment and retention difficulties due to a shortage of skilled workers. The vital contribution of this sector to the U.K. economy means it is crucial for companies to focus on retaining existing employees. One means of doing this is to improve the job satisfaction of workers. In this paper, we investigate the determinants of job satisfaction and intentions to quit within the U.K. North Sea oil and gas industry. We analyse the effect of personal and workplace characteristics on the job satisfaction and quit intentions of offshore employees. The data used were collected ...
It was substantially amended by the Employment Relations (Validation of Union Registration and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2001 and by the ERAA (No 2) 2004.
Issue of the Decade | Room Eight
“Things that used to be sacred cows, that used to be the third rail, no longer are. They’ve been replaced by the unaffordability, absolute unaffordability.” He is referring to public employee pensions and retirement benefits, and I agree, unfortunately, that it will be the issue of the decade, and the morality of it will vary from place to place. In some places, such as New Jersey, public employees have contributed a great deal to their own pensions, and it is the employer (former taxpayers) who didn't put in the required amount, to get more spending with less in taxes. In California and some other states, the public ... market research, surveys and trends
Our View: Everyone is expecting others to make the sacrifices ...
“ASK NOT what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country,” John F. Kennedy told Americans in his inaugural address in January 1961. This may sound an outlandish plea today, but how much better off many countries would be in these times of recession if they could rely on their citizens to show public spirit and work for the national rather than the personal interest. We mention this because in Cyprus, we have reached the sad stage where nobody asks what they can do for their country. We do not even ask what our country can do for us any more – we just demand and expect immediate satisfaction. We have come ... market research, surveys and trends


Job satisfaction in Britain: individual and job related factors
employers of 15.8 million workers, i.e. three-quarters of all employees in Britain. Clark (1996) uses British ... Percent. Number. Percent. Levels. Very dissatisfied ..... Borjas, G. (1979) Job satisfaction, wages and unions, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The free rider argument for compulsory union dues
Heldman's (1977) estimate that unions collected $3.5 billion in dues, fees, and ... cluded that union membership and dues would drop 6 to 15 percent without the union shop. ...... Borjas, G. "Job Satisfaction, Wages, and Unions. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Strikes signal end to cheap labor
Does the increase in industrial action mark the beginning of better working conditions in China? Li Jing and Hu Yinan in Beijing report. A truce has finally been brokered between Honda bosses and the striking workers who effectively shuttered the Japanese car giant's entire operations in China for almost two weeks. Reports emanating from Foshan in Guangdong province on Wednesday said staff at Honda's joint venture parts maker, Guangqi Honda Automobile Co - where nearly 2,000 workers walked out on May 17 - has agreed to work for three days while representatives thrash out a deal for higher salaries. Workers at ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Higher Education's Big Lie
The argument is still very strong that students of lower socio-economic backgrounds should attend college. It opens up financial and career paths that are just not available. Professional societies are really the last "unions" we have, if by that we mean groups of organized labor that can charge a higher rate than otherwise would be available to individuals without coordination. Degrees do mean less when everyone gets them, but that doesn't make it less valuable to have (the same is true of a high school diploma). You cannot apply to be a teacher, nurse, doctor, lawyer, professor, engineer, architect, chemist or any number ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The impact of unions on job satisfaction, organizational ...
Borjas, George J. "Job Satisfaction, Wages, and Unions." Journal ~]'Human Resources 14 (Spring 1979): 21-40. Boroff, Karen E. and David Lewin. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Nursing Home Work Practices and Nursing Assistants' Job Satisfaction
(2009, 49(5):611-622; doi:10.1093/geront/gnp040). It was prepared under contract #HHS-100-03-0025 between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) and the the Research Triangle Institute. For additional information about this subject, you can visit the DALTCP home page at or contact the ASPE Project Officer, Marie Squillace, at HHS/ASPE/DALTCP, Room 424E, H.H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20201. Her e-mail address is: ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
job security & job satisfaction
“Job Satisfaction, Wages and Unions”, Journal of Human. Resources, 14, 21-40. Campbell, A. (1981). The Sense of Well-Being in America, McGraw Hill, ...
Management Consulting: MS 2 MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES ...
Trade unions perform a number of functions in order to achieve the objectives. These functions can be broadly classified into three categories: (i) Militant functions, (ii) Fraternal functions Militant Functions One set of activities performed by trade unions leads to the betterment of the position of their members in relation to their employment. The aim of such activities is to ensure adequate wages, secure better conditions of work and employment, get better treatment from employers, etc. When the unions fail to accomplish these aims by the method of  collective bargaining and negotiations, they adopt an approach and put ...
What is your opinion of labor unions in the United States? - Yahoo ...
I am a member of a labor union, and also a conservative. While some would find this very contradictory, I fully support my union (while realizing it's corruption, like any other human institution). I also fully support civil liberties, which is mostly why I fit in the "conservative" category. I ask because I have found amazing anti-union sentiment in a lot of folks who I would have thought would be fully supportive of labor unions. This includes people with low paying, blue collar jobs. The sentiment seems to be that I should be making less money, not that they should be making more. I get raises with every ...