TITLE

How the New GAW Proposals Meet Employer Objections

AUTHOR(S)
Unterberger, S. Herbert
PUB. DATE
May 1955
SOURCE
Labor Law Journal;May55, Vol. 6 Issue 5, p311
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the newer guaranteed annual wage proposals in the U.S. and the degree of income security which American industry can feasibly provide. Most of the proposals are designed not so much to conform with the workers' dream of executive status but with the special characteristics of the particular industrial relations situations in which they are expected to function. The proposals are generally tailored to avoid at least the most obvious employer objections. With respect to the form that an income security plan may take, guaranteed wages, guaranteed employment, coverage, eligibility, integration with unemployment insurance, etc., there is the widest latitude for working out a mutually acceptable arrangement. The newer proposals include many suggestions along these lines, in the hope that they still thereby improve the plan's acceptability to employers. However, these newer proposals do not eliminate the objections; they do define a narrower area of difference for collective bargaining. However, it has been analyzed that the paramount problem which throws its shadow over all the others is the problem of cost. If only the cost of guaranteeing wages could be known, or even estimated within relatively narrow limits, this principal issue, which has been disturbing the labor relations scene for over a decade, might be resolved one way or the other.
ACCESSION #
9292116

 

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