2006

What Workers Want
Joel Rogers and Richard B. Freeman. 2006. What Workers Want. Russell Sage Foundation and ILR Press.Abstract
 This updated edition of What Workers Want keeps the core text and chapter structure of the first edition (Chapters 1-7 in the current book), while eliminating its appendices. The appendices reported the methodology, telephone questionnaires, and written materials used in the two waves of the Worker Representation and Participation Survey (WRPS), all of which is no available online at www.nber.org/~freeman/wrps.html. That site also offers an integrated dataset of all findings, ready for download by interested researchers, and links to other national surveys, modeled on the WRPS, conducted since.
New to the updated edition are a new introduction and conclusion. The Introduction examines how our original findings stand up in light of the survey research that others have done since the WRPS. The Conclusion offers suggestions on how to reform our labor relations system so that it delivers to workers what they want in the form of workplace representation and participation.
2006 Apr 26

Capital Matters IV - Managing Labor's Capital

Wed - Fri, Apr 26 to Apr 28, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA

Conference topics included:

  • PENSION REFORM IN THE U.K. AND CAPITAL MARKETS
  • ENVISIONING A BRAVE, NEW, AND BETTER WORLD OF RETIREMENT SECURITY
  • HEDGE FUNDS: PROSPECTS AND PERILS - FINANCIAL AND OTHERWISE
  • TRUSTEE EDUCATION FOR ACTIVE AND EFFECTIVE CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP
  • CAPITAL STEWARDSHIP AND DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS
  • THE STOCK MARKET, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE PROSPERITY
  • WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS AND FUTURE OF RETIREE HEALTH BENEFITS?
  • LABOR AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT ACTIVISM: THE PRACTICE OF AND PROSPECTS FOR COLLABORATION
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