Factory workers in apparel supply chains are more likely to quit due to wage and benefit violations, relative to violations of other code provisions, such as environment protection and safety standards, according to new Cornell University ILR School research.
Assessing state of worker power, economic opportunity in the US
A new landscape report conducted by Jake Rosenfeld, a professor of sociology at Washington University in St. Louis, and Ioana Marinescu examines the decline in worker power over the last several decades and outlines policy recommendations to rebalance the economic playing field.
LLS Survey of Medical Lab Professionals Collects Data From 1,100 Individuals Across the U.S.
Earlier this year, Lighthouse Lab Services conducted it’s first survey of wage and morale among Medical Laboratory Professionals, gathering responses from more than 1,100 individuals across the industry. Our results, which are now available in the report linked below, show a majority of our inaugural respondents are feeling overworked and are performing in understaffed labs, despite most receiving modest bumps in compensation when compared to 2021 salaries.
Overall, our results show an industry that continues to struggle to replace retiring lab professionals at a sustainable rate while also facing challenges created by the recent pandemic. Although many are receiving annual compensation increases of 1% to 5%, a number of respondents indicated better salaries could help to alleviate the recruitment problem.
Amazon starting pay increase good for workers, comes with ‘big challenges’
Amazon recently announced an increase in the average starting wage for their workers to $18 per hour. The following Cornell University experts weigh in on what this change will mean for workers, managers and the broader industry. Diane Burton, human…
Fraudulent Financial Reporting and the Consequences for Employees
In this research, Jung Ho Choi, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Standford Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Brandon Gipper, Associate Professor of Accounting at Standford (GSB), combine U.S. Census data with SEC enforcement actions to examine employees’ outcomes, such as…
Union-friendly states enjoy higher economic growth, individual earnings
New research from Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning at Cornell University, shows that state laws designed to hinder union activity and indulge corporate entities do not enhance economic productivity.
Scarce labor, higher wages in store for NYS farms in 2021
Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, analyzes key issues facing New York state farmers this year.
Noncompetes Stifle Workers: Concluding Research Forthcoming in Multiple Publications
The debate over whether noncompete agreements help or hurt employees is addressed in four research papers forthcoming in top journals and co-authored by management professor Evan Starr at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The results, he says,…