Consumer spending in retail sector drives compensation higher... in spite of economic recession
- Study: NYC Stores Don't Pay Living Wage. Malone, Scott // WWD: Women's Wear Daily;12/17/2003, Vol. 186 Issue 125, p3
A study released by a Washington think tank showed that many retail workers in New York City do not earn a living wage, and argued that greater unionization of retail workers would help them to do so. The study, by the Economic Policy Institute, showed that the average hourly wages of retail...
- Staff lose to Courts charges. Lewis, Mark // Cabinet Maker;7/14/2006, Issue 5496, p3
The article offers information about the pensioners of Courts PLC. About 350 pensioners are waiting to receive their share of pension from the administration of Courts. There is a doubt on whether the Pensions Protection Fund would underwrite 90% of the pension liability of Courts. A former...
- New Enterprise Agreement. GAZENBEEK, CHRIS // SDA Newsletter;Oct/Nov2014, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p4
The article reports on the negotiations made by the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (SDA), an association of retail workers, to implement enterprise agreements in Queensland. Topics discussed include the difference between union and non-union deals, the need for retail...
- Unionizing Retail: Lessons From Young Women's Grassroots Organizing in the Greater Toronto Area in the 1990s. Coulter, Kendra // Labour / Le Travail;Spring2011, Vol. 67, p77
The article chronicles the development of two retail workers' unionization efforts that took place in the Toronto, Ontario area in the 1990s. It examines the role that women labor leaders Wynne Hartviksen and Debora De Angelis played in organizing the drives and describes how their personal...
- Unions Cite Gains in New Contract. Zwiebach, Elliot // SN: Supermarket News;7/23/2007, Vol. 55 Issue 30, p6
The article reports that part of the proposed four-year contract with the big three supermarket chains in Southern California is the improved terms for workers who signed the new contract on July 22, 2007 according to United Food and Commercial Workers union leaders. It states that the union had...
- Will The U.S. Be 'Wal-Martized'? Investor's Business Daily // Investors Business Daily;10/20/2015, pA12
The article focuses on the political aspects of the plan of retail company Wal-Mart to increase wages of employees. Topics discussed include the economic effects of the undertaking, the financial performance of the company, and the study conducted by research firme Global Insight regarding the...
- STAFFING. // Aqua;May2012, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p45
The article offers information on the 2012 State of the Industry survey in the U.S. wherein 60% of the 255 respondents hire between one and five people during the busy season.
- Staff turn blind eye to retail crime. // Forecourt Trader;Feb2011, p8
The article presents the latest survey conducted by G4S Secure Solutions as of February 2011, showing that one in 10 retail staff has carried out a crime or failed to report a crime by colleagues against their employers in February 2010-January 2011.
- Employee Earnings and Hours in Retail Trade: Part I. Bauman, Alvin // Monthly Labor Review;Jul66, Vol. 89 Issue 7, p754
Part I. Explores the relationship between employee earnings and hours in retail trade in the U.S. Cumulative percent distribution of non-supervisory employees in retail trade; Average hourly earnings; Weekly hours of work; Weekly earnings by weekly hours.