Ch. 14 CONSTRUCTION LABOR

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BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION  RECOGNITION n The Need: Even though visitors. Office workers and residents are given keys or id badges after being screened, there is still a possibility that unauthorized people could access important property with fake id’s or keys, etc. Recently, biometric technology has arisen as a new, effective and secure method for identification recognition of personnel n The Technology: Biometric are computerized methods of recognizing people based on physical or behavioral characteristics. The main biometric technologies include face recognition, fingerprints, hand geometry, iris palm prints, signature and voice
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Biometric Identification Devices
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14.1 LABOR RESOURCE n The man-power component of the four M’s of construction is by far the most variable and unpredictable n Man-power or labor has four major aspects that have an interest to management n To properly understand the management and control of labor as a resource, the manager must be aware of the inventory among the following elements: q Labor organization q Labor laws q Labor costs q Labor productivity n Labor includes added human factor
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14.2   SHORT HISTORY OF LABOR  ORGANIZATIONS n The history of labor organizations begins in early 19th century n Initially tradesman possessing some skill or craft began organizing, called guilds, brotherhoods or mechanic societies n Their objective was to give widows and children health and death benefits n They were “secret” organizations because they were unlawful n From 1840’s until 1930’s, the history of labor organization is the saga of confrontation between management and workers n American Federation of Labor (AFL) was organized by Samuel Gompers in 1886. This was the first successful effort to organize skilled and craft workers as opposed to industrial “assembly line” workers n The Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL, which is the umbrella organization representing all construction craft unions, was organized in 1908 n The semi-skilled and unskilled factory workers in “sweat shops”, plants and mills were unorganized at the time Gompers started AFL n Gompers was interested in protecting the rights of skilled workers and little interest in the unskilled labor organization n In the 1930’s, industrial (i.e. factory, semi-skilled) workers began to organize effectively with the support of legislation evolving during the post-depression period
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SHORT HISTORY OF LABOR  ORGANIZATIONS CONT’D. n AFL, realizing such organizations might threaten its own dominance, recognized these organizations by bringing them into AFL n But industrial workers were treated as 2nd class citizens by older craft folks n This led to friction and rivalry, which culminated in the formation of the Committee for Industrial Organizations (CIO). This committee was established in 1935 unilaterally without permission from governing bodies of AFL
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