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102 Monthly Lab. Rev. 1 (1979)

handle is hein.journals/month102 and id is 1 raw text is: MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW
JANUARY 1979
VOLUME 102, NUMBER 1
Henry Lowenstern, Editor-in-Chief
Robert W. Fisher, Executive Editor

G. Staines, R. Quinn
Michael D. Dymmel
Beth A. Levin
Richard R. Nelson
Gerri Minor
Gregory J. Mounts
Leon Bornstein

Diane Werneke
Curtis Gilroy
D. Pursell, W. Torrence
E. Becker, S. M. Hills
C. Heaton, P. Martin
R. W. Fleming
N. Root, M. Hoefer

3  American workers evaluate the quality of their jobs
They viewed work-related problems as less serious in 1977, but reported declines
in overall job satisfaction, desire to stay on job, contentment with life in general
13   Technology in telecommunications: its effect on labor and skills
Every occupation in the industry has felt the impact of technology; strong demand for
communications in the 1980's is expected to cushion the adverse effects on employment
20   Scheduled wage increases and escalator provisions in 1979
Deferred increases will average 5.1 percent, equal to the previous year's gain, while
scheduled escalator reviews may affect wage rates of 4.1 million workers during 1979
26   State labor legislation enacted in 1978
Although it was a light legislative year, 17 of the States revised minimum wage rates;
other action included anti-discrimination laws and easing of mandatory retirement rules
43   Workers' compensation laws -     key State amendments of 1978
While coverage was slightly narrowed, all but four States increased weekly benefits for
temporary total disability; many States streamlined procedures and some added penalties
51   Labor and the Supreme Court: significant decisions of 1977-78
Last term, the court consistently upheld NLRB positions, expanded business' rights,
and raised more questions than it answered in rulings on employment discrimination
58   Industrial relations in 1978: some bargaining highlights
Striking coal miners ignored a back-to-work order, the postal talks ended
in binding arbitration, and some aerospace workers won early-out retirement
IRRA PAPERS
65 Developing a definition for 'economic hardship'
67   Sources of bias in labor force data
68   Age and the job-hunting methods of the unemployed
69   Today's teenage unemployed-tomorrow's working poor?
71   Labor force participation differs significantly for the rural woman
73   Binding arbitration can put public employers in a bind

REPORTS

76 The first work-injury data available from new BLS study

DEPARTMENTS
Labor month in review
Conference papers
Research summaries
Foreign labor developments
Major agreements expiring next month
Book reviews
Current labor statistics

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