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Special Report on

Work-Life Balance Award Act

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One of the most significant trends of the past 50 years has been the movement of women, especially mothers, into the paid labor force. Achieving a sustainable work-life balance is a paramount concern for working women. One-third (1/3) of women believe that the difficulty of combining work and family is their biggest work-related problem, and nearly three-fourths (3/4) think the government should do more to help. The increasing work commitment of American families is putting new pressure on employers and policymakers to address the problem of work-life balance. BPW Foundation believes that greater attention to work-life policy ...
it is described as "an anarchistic economic vision", and it could be considered a form of socialism as under parecon, the means of production are owned by the workers. The underlying values that parecon seeks to implement are equity , solidarity , diversity, workers' self-management and efficiency. (Efficiency here means accomplishing goals without wasting valued assets.) It proposes to attain these ends mainly through the following principles and institutions: Albert and Hahnel stress that parecon is only meant to address an alternative economic theory and must be accompanied by equally important alternative ...
House Committee Holds Hearing on Work-Life Balance Award Act ...
legislation introduced by Reps. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and George Miller (D-CA) that would establish an award for employers that develop and implement work-life balance policies, defined in the bill as workplace practices “designed to enable employees to achieve a satisfactory work-life balance.” The measure would direct the Department of Labor (DOL) to create a work-life balance advisory board to develop criteria that employers would need to meet in order to qualify and apply for the award. In her opening statement , (pdf) Rep. Woolsey said that the “effort to bring balance between home and the workplace must be ... market research, surveys and trends
Lynn Woolsey Talks about Work-Life Balance Award Act : FedUpNetwork
Editor’s note: What business is it of Lynn Woolsey who has never run a business in the private sector? Does she use this same strategy with her own staff? Probably… but with OUR money! This advisory board is another way to grow government and get more people on the Democrat voter rolls.  Besides, if she and her Democrat pals get the agenda passed they are contemplating, there will be no jobs! Do these awards apply to unemployed workers too? Lynn Woolsey is out of touch with her constituents and needs to be retired. In her place, Cotati business man, Jim Judd , is ready for the job! From Washington DC Enployment Law ... market research, surveys and trends


Sloan Work and Family Research Network
We are excited to hear your perspective on work and family issues. With our diverse, multi-disciplinary user groups of academics, workplace practitioners and state policy makers, we anticipate some lively and interesting discussions. We encourage you to participate and join our work family community, and we hope that the blog can help you to stay up-to-date on the latest information available from the Network. July 21st, 2010   Where are you working this summer?  When I was still a student this meant, “What summer job did you land?”  For more permanent members of the workforce, however, this question has taken ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Testimony of Portia Wu, Vice President, National Partnership for ...
Apr 22, 2010 ... “H.R. 4855, The Work-Life Balance Award Act”. April 22, 2010 ... has helped millions of workers over the last 17 years, but there are many ... U.S. Department of Labor found that 78 percent of employees who qualified for ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Universities have placed vocation over thought
that the massive issue of university funding is a test of "Europe's seriousness of purpose in the 21st century". The UK response has now come from the business secretary, Vince Cable, in the form of proposals for a graduate tax , increased fees, and an accelerated two-year degree course. He may as well have gone the whole hog and announced a change of title, from universities to "degree factories". In fact, such a move would not be a precedent: the 1992 Further and Higher Education Act enabled polytechnics to change their titles to universities, which they did, more or less overnight. The adverse effects ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Interview with Rob Zombie: In The Sequel, Mayhem Ensues
Few icons in hard rock and heavy metal have found success in both music and film. While maintaining a characteristic B-horror movie influence throughout his body of work, Rob Zombie’s auteur approach to both sight and sound arguably has no antecedent in the present day entertainment business. But he still has trouble. After a falling out with Geffen Records, his label of about 20 years, for the “sequel” to his best known solo release, Hellbilly Deluxe , Zombie took his industrial and dance-influenced metal to Roadrunner Records. It’s largely a continuation of the well-producing yet sleazy-sounding good time horror-themed hard ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Hearing on H.R. 4885, the “Work-Life Balance Award Act” Before the ...
Apr 22, 2010 ... introduced H.R. 4855, the “Work-Life Balance Award Act.” I want to make clear that I am not in any way testifying in my official capacity as ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Should work-life balance be the law?
A caseworker and program manager working on emergency preparedness for a non-profit agency, she was tethered to her BlackBerry on weekends, in anticipation of The Call.   The call that would mean dropping everything at a moment’s notice, dinner with her family, date with her boyfriend or day of relaxation, all in the name of her all-consuming job.   It didn’t end there.   Requests for time off were met with resistance and a line of questioning for the young and childless Cull: “Why do you need time off?” Cull said her boss asked. “What will you be doing?”   “The attitude was that it’s a recession and you’re lucky to have ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Bid vs Award | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn
I was asked a question that slightly stumped me. A custom contract manufacturer for the retail industry asked me this question: "What percent of my bids should I win? If I win 100%, I may be underbidding the work and could be making bad decisions. If I win only 20%, I may be overbidding and missing opportunities. What is the "right" number?" I'm not sure that there is a "right" number but I may be missing the boat. Any colleagues have some thoughts on this subject? Any experience in a competitive bidding environment would be helpful. This company goes through the entire competitive bidding process, from solication of ...
Are companies that win a "Best Places to Work" designation ...
They may not be the "best" but I have found most do very well. I also think that the fact they tend to really take care of their people almost precludes them from being at the very top financially because such efforts are expensive. Alternatively some of the best financially performing companies are horrible places to work because money is their goal and they are, what I refer to as, heartless. What "Best Places to Work" lose monetarily they make up for in terms of real employee security which, because of loyalty, provides a high level of employer security as well. Some of the best are employee owned and their salary structure ...