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ERIC Number: ED127259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Changing Patterns of Work in America, 1976: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Employment, Poverty, and Migration Labor of the Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, United States Senate, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session on Examination of Alternative Working Hours and Arrangements, April 7 and 8, 1976.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.
Several programs designed to improve work life in the United States are reviewed. The subcommittee solicits opinions from leaders in business, labor, and government about what legislative and institutional changes can be made to ensure continued progress in the status of the working people. The hearings cover a broad range of topics including job satisfaction, flexible working hours, the 4-day 40-hour week, job sharing, and alternative working arrangements. The subcommittee examines ways the public and private sectors can encourage these kinds of job opportunities for American workers. Also discussed are the one million workers who have given up looking for a job and, thus, are classified as "discouraged workers." All the trends discussed throughout the hearings point out that, while pay is an important part of a job (insofar as it can support a decent standard of living and that it is equitable in relation to the job) by itself, high pay cannot lead to job satisfaction. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare.