lect17 - TRANSIT LABOR OUTLINE 1. General Transit Labor...

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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 slide 1 Lecture 17 TRANSIT LABOR 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 Transit Operators: The Trends and Impacts," by Charles River Associates, 2001.)
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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 slide 2 Lecture 17 General Transit Labor Context in the US 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) Protection of private operators from subsidized competition Traditionally adversarial relations between Labor and Management Labor side in large city contract negotiations has generally been more effective
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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 slide 3 Lecture 17 The Range of Labor-Management Innovations Category Collective Bargaining Quality of Work Life and Employee Involvement Work Redesign, Socio-technical Systems, Self-Directed Work Teams Labor-Management Partnership and Co-determination 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, Joint Labor-Management Structures, Joint Committees, Employee Involvement/Participation, Employee Ownership
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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 slide 4 Lecture 17 Top- and Bottom-Ranked Challenges to Transit Practitioners TOP CHALLENGES Rank Challenge 1 Relationships with Customers 2 Obtaining Government Funding 3 Improving Quality of Operations and Service 4 Improving Operating Efficiency 5 Building Employee Commitment
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Nigel H.M. Wilson 1.259J/11.542J/ESD.227J, Fall 2006 slide 5 Lecture 17 Top- and Bottom-Ranked Challenges to Transit Practitioners BOTTOM CHALLENGES Rank Challenge 19 Linkages to Other Transportation Modes/Services 18 Competitive Pricing 17 Advertising and Innovative Marketing Techniques 15.5 (tie) Serving New Markets 15.5 (tie) Employing New Operating Technologies 14 Administrative Cost Control
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