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MIT1_258JS10_lec24 - TRANSIT LABOR TRANSIT LABOR OUTLINE 1....

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" UTLINE OUTLINE 1. General Transit Labor Context 2. Labor-Management Innovations (source: Harsh Jr., W, "Innovative Labor-Management Practices.” TCRP Project F-2, Final Report, 1995) 3. Typical Operator Contract Terms 4. Part-Time Operators (This discussion is heavily based on TCRP Report 68: "Part-Time ransit Operators: The Trends and Impacts " by Charles River Transit Operators: The Trends and Impacts, by Charles River Associates, 2001.) . BTA Management Rights Legislation A Management Rights Legislation 5. MBT Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Spring 2010, Lecture 24 1 RANSIT LABOR TRANSIT LABOR
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Transit labor is heavily unionized: ATU, TWU, UTU, Teamsters Union structure is important at national and local levels Labor protection clause in Federal legislation: 13(c) rotection of private operators from subsidized Protection of private operators from subsidized competition raditionally adversarial relations between Labor and Traditionally adversarial relations between Labor and Management Labor side in large city contract ne gotiations has generally been more effective Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Spring 2010, Lecture 24 2 eneral Transit Labor Context in the US General Transit Labor Context in the US
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ategory Category Collective Bargaining Quality of Work Life and Employee Involvement Work Redesign, Socio-technical Systems, Self-Directed Work Teams Labor-Management Partnership nd and Co-determination riteria Criteria Joint determination of wages and working conditions Quality of Work Life, Quality Circles, Working Conditions, Employee Involvement Autonomous Teams, Semi-autonomous Teams, Socio-technical Work Systems High-Involvement Teams Labor-Management Cooperation, oint Labor- anagement Structures Joint Labor Management Structures, Joint Committees, Employee Involvement/Participation, Employee Ownership Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Spring 2010, Lecture 24 3 he Range of Labor- anagement Innovations The Range of Labor Management Innovations
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- A. Operator Hiring and Training • operators work in a "closed shop" • training typically takes 3-6 weeks • overall hiring process often takes several months igher turnover rates imply higher costs higher turnover rates imply higher costs B. Wage Rates and Progression •m a y be different rates for part-timers and full-timers "progression" is sequence from entry wage to top rate, pically over 1 years typically over 1 3 years • seniority privileges are key in rewarding long tenure Nigel Wilson 1.258J/11.541J/ESD.226J Spring 2010, Lecture 24 4 Typical Operator Contract
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acat o s C. Part-Time Operators
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ESD 11.380j taught by Professor Fredsalvucci during the Fall '02 term at MIT.

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