ERIC Number: ED312437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Alliance for Employee Growth and Development: A Joint Venture that Works. Labor-Management Cooperation Brief No. 17. Reports on Significant Literature and Events.
This document reports on the Alliance for Employee Growth and Development, which is a partnership among the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), the Communications Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. After an introduction, the first section of the report describes how the alliance originated in response to AT&T employees' need to find jobs, transfer skills, and acquire new skills after court-ordered divestiture of the company in 1982. The alliance mission statement is also provided. The second section explains the relationship between the national co-executive directors, the director, and the 226 alliance local committees. The third and fourth sections describe the first alliance activity, which was to respond to the announced closing of AT&T's international operators, center in Springfield, Massachusetts, in October 1987. The alliance program model is also described. The next sections describe alliance activities that followed the announcement of layoffs at the Merrimack Valley Works in North Andover, Massachusetts and the closing of AT&T facilities at Rapid City, South Dakota, both in 1987; and the transition of AT&T operator services to new technology in 1988, which necessitated retraining or finding jobs for approximately 8,000 former operators. The last section emphasizes that the alliance is intended to help employees manage their careers at all times, not only when they are faced with a layoff. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Development, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Dislocated Workers, Dismissal (Personnel), Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Counselors, Employment Practices, Job Layoff, Job Placement, Outplacement Services (Employment), Quality of Working Life, Retraining, Unions, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Labor-Management Relations and Cooperative Programs (DOL), Washington, DC.