ERIC Number: ED297170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Workforce Reduction Committees. A Labor/Management Approach.
National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Vermont State Dept. of Employment and Training, Montpelier.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
This resource guide outlines the labor/management approach supported in the new legislation regarding worker dislocation and training. It provides companies and unions with the initial information necessary to establish a labor/management committee. Section 1 discusses the benefits to employees and employers of establishing a work force reduction committee in advance of worker layoffs. Section 2 focuses on the financial resources available to support the work of the committees and dislocated worker assistance services. They include federal/state funds, employer/union contractual funds, and funds for training and reemployment services that have been earmarked by many companies experiencing major reorganization. Section 3 presents a series of steps in a typical sequence for formation of a committee. It recommends the accomplishment of several steps during each meeting, so that the entire process can be completed in three or four short meetings. Section 4 outlines the essential elements of a committee and the specific duties (roles and responsibilities) of the chair and members. The final section addresses the first steps in developing a program plan and identifying services. A resource and contact list is appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Committees, Dislocated Workers, Dismissal (Personnel), Employer Employee Relationship, Job Placement, Labor Relations, Outplacement Services (Employment), Participative Decision Making, Personnel Policy, Reduction in Force, Unemployment
National Alliance of Business Clearinghouse, 1015 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 ($5.00; 25 or more: $3.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Alliance of Business, Inc., Washington, DC.; Vermont State Dept. of Employment and Training, Montpelier.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.