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ERIC Number: ED015297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Aug
Pages: 4
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EARNINGS IN THE MACHINERY INDUSTRIES, MID-1966.
BAUER, FREDERICK L.
RESULTS OF A MID-1966 NATIONWIDE SURVEY BY THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS SHOWED THAT THE EARNINGS OF PRODUCTION AND RELATED NONELECTRICAL MACHINERY WORKERS IN 21 LARGE OCCUPATIONAL AREAS VARIED BY OCCUPATION, SIZE OF ESTABLISHMENT, AND COMMUNITY, INDUSTRY, LABOR-MANAGEMENT CONTRACT STATUS, AND LOCATION. THE AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE WAS $2.84. HIGHER WAGES WERE PAID IN METROPOLITAN AREAS, IN LARGE ESTABLISHMENTS, IN CERTAIN REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY WHERE LABOR UNION CONTRACTS EXISTED IN LARGER COMPANIES, AND IN COMPANIES PRODUCING ENGINES AND TURBINES OR FARM MACHINERY. TOOL AND DIE MAKERS GENERALLY HAD THE HIGHEST AVERAGE HOURLY EARNING AND JANITORS, PORTERS, AND CLEANERS THE LOWEST. A 3.9 PERCENT HOURLY WAGE INCREASE IN 1965-66 WAS SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE INCREASES IN ANY OF THE 5 PRECEDING YEARS. INCREASES WERE HIGHEST IN HOUSTON, 5.9 PERCENT, AND MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, 5.2 PERCENT, AND WERE GREATER FOR TOOL AND DIE MAKERS THAN FOR MATERIAL-HANDLING LABORERS. APPROXIMATELY ONE-SIXTH OF THE WORKERS WERE UNDER INCENTIVE WAGE SYSTEMS, AND MOST HAD WORK SCHEDULES OF 40 HOURS PER WEEK, PAID HOLIDAYS OF 6 TO 9 DAYS ANNUALLY, AND LIFE, HOSPITALIZATION AND SURGICAL INSURANCE PAID FOR, AT LEAST IN PART BY EMPLOYERS. REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS COVERED ONE-THIRD OF THE WORKERS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "MONTHLY LABOR REVIEW," AUGUST 1967. (JM)
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