NEWS IN BRIEF
- Fragrant Days in Fun City. // Time;2/16/1968, Vol. 91 Issue 7, p33
The article reports on the impact of a strike initiated by several sanitation workers in February 1968 on the public health and environmental condition in New York City. It states that the city declared a general health emergency due to the potential effect of nearly 100,000 tons of uncollected...
- None at Work. Varadarajan, Nitya // Business Today;11/1/2009, p112
The article discusses the series of labor strikes in Tamil Nadu, India. It provides an overview of various labor strikes in several high profile companies including a flash strike at the manufacturing facility of Nokia Corp. in Chennai on August 14, 2009 due to inadequate wage hike. It cites...
- Strike Being Contemplated by Hawaiian Garbage Collectors. // Solid Waste Report;
The article focuses on the plan of the United Public Workers Union in Hawaii to hold a strike against the proposed 5% across-the-board pay cuts for their 13,000 members including garbage collectors, mechanics and other blue-collar workers.
- Wellington-Winter Revisited: The Case of Municipal Sanitation Collection: Comment. Perkinson, Leon B.; Fearn, Robert M. // Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jul83, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p655
The article comments on a paper that examined the Wellington-Winter hypothesis which states that public sector unions are more effective in raising wages than similar unions in the private sector, using data on the wages of refuse collectors. It discusses the two models utilized in the paper to...
- Wellington-Winter Revisited: The Case of Municipal Sanitation Collection: Reply. Edwards, Linda N.; Edwards, Franklin R. // Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jul83, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p657
Answers a comment made about the testing made on the hypothesis dealing with union wage effects of public and private sector unions. Factors that explain wage differences in the two sectors; Segmentation of the labor market for refuse collectors; Contracting out of refuse collection to private...
- Surrey braced for three-day strike. // Community Care;1/25/2007, Issue 1657, p22
The article reports on the three-day strike to be launched in February 2007 by Surrey Council employees in England after it failed to provide their requested wage increase. The Unison demanded 4% wage increase against the 2% offered by the local government. The council argues that the wage...
- Power loom workers win victory. // Green Left Weekly;8/4/2010, Issue 847, p16
The article reports on the victory of 250,000 power loom workers of a 17% pay increase after a nine day strike in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
- 'Low pay is not OK'. // Michigan Citizen;8/25/2013, Vol. 35 Issue 42, pA3
The article reports on the nationwide strike of retail and fast-food workers in eight cities to fight for increase of wages to $15 per hour and to form labor union in Michigan.
- Gold Coast's largest ever strike. Carter, Shane // Green Left Weekly;8/26/2009, Issue 808, p5
The article focuses on the strike that will be conducted by Gold Coast City Council workers on August 25, 2009 due to their rejected demand for a 4 percent increase in compensation together with no forced job loss.