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101 Monthly Lab. Rev. 1 (1978)

handle is hein.journals/month101 and id is 1 raw text is: MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW

JANUARY 1978
VOLUME 101, NUMBER 1
Henry Lowenstern, Editor-in-Chief
Robert W. Fisher, Executive Editor

Douglas R. LeRoy
Peyton Elder
Gregory J. Mounts
Victor J. Sheifer
Daniel M. Kohler
Scott Campbell Brown
Allyson Sherman Grossman

3   Scheduled wage increases and escalator provisions in 1978
The average deferred wage increase will be 5.1 percent, down from 5.9 percent in 1977;
nearly 4.5 million workers under major agreements will have cost-of-living reviews
9   The 1977 amendments to the Federal minimum wage law
Roughly in line with estimated rates under rejected indexing formula, the minimum wage
was increased to $2.65 an hour on January 1 and will reach $3.35 an hour by 1981
12   Labor and the Supreme Court: significant decisions of 1976-77
The Court weakened several of Title VlI's job bias bans, endorsed a new NLRB policy
,narrowing the 'work preservation' doctrine, and upheld public-sector agency shops
18   How benefits will be incorporated into Employment Cost Index
First introduced as a measure of wage change, the index is being expanded
to include total compensation, that is, wages, salaries, and fringe benefits
22   The Employment Cost Index: a review of the statistics
REPORTS
27   Moonlighting increased sharply in 1977
30   Children of working mothers, March 1977

DEPARTMENTS
Labor month in review
Special labor force reports-summaries
Research summaries
Foreign labor developments
Major agreements expiring next month
Developments in industrial relations
Book reviews
Current labor statistics

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