• 02 Sep 2011 12:50 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)

    On the Friday before Labor Day, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld and Rosemary Batt were interviewees on University of Illinois WILL public radio's Focus 580 show. Their subject: "The Changed and Changing Nature of Employment and Work in the 21st Century."


    Rosemary Batt is Alice H. Cook Professor of Women and Work, at Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations School and Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is professor and dean of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois. Both are charter member EPRN researchers.


    Focus 580 host David Inge interviewed Cutcher-Gershenfeld at Illinois' public radio studio. Batt was in Cornell's public radio station studio. You can listen to the broadcast from the WILL website or you can listen to the podcast.
  • 29 Aug 2011 12:36 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)

    California has various state laws governing collective bargaining of public employees. Most public employees are covered by these statutes. State government workers in the executive branch (excluding the University of California) are largely covered by contracts negotiated with the state and approved by the legislature. The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) provides an evaluation of these contracts. 

    The video provided here offers a summary of recent agreements. More detail is available at the LAO website.

  • 11 Jul 2011 1:40 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)

  • 06 Jul 2011 1:50 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)
    The University of Illinois' Labor and Employment Relations prof and director of the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Bob Bruno, was interviewed on First Business on July 6, 2011. He discussed the controversy surrounding Boeing's building a new plant in South Carolina. The National Labor Relations Board has challenged the move as being a reaction to strikes at the plane builder's plants in Washington State. Bruno also commented on the professional football and basketball strikes. "Unlike an auto worker," he said, "in pro sports the player is the product." But the dynamics of auto worker and pro athlete are the same: "a battle on how the wealth is to be distributed." On June 30, 2011, Bruno was also interviewed on Illinois' new Workers' Compensation Law on Focus 580 on WILL, the University of Illinois' public radio station. That 53-minute interview is available as a podcast.
  • 04 Jul 2011 2:09 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)

    New York City radio commentator Jean Shepherd humorously recalled being shown a movie while at Hammond High School (Hammond, Indiana) about the dangers of inflation during the Great Depression. (Broadcast of June 29, 1973, WOR.) He graduated from high school in 1939 and 16mm sound projectors became available for such showings in the mid-1930s. So he must have seen the film in the late 1930s.
  • 01 Jul 2011 12:20 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)

  • 27 Jun 2011 2:22 PM | Emily Smith (Administrator)

    Telegraphy made possible long-distance railroads and the economic development they enabled in the 19th century.  This poem pays tribute to a "night operator," a telegrapher on the night shift.

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