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Author: James Haley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press ; Detroit : Gale Group Thomson Learning, ©2002.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents opposing viewpoints about some of the issues involving the American workforce. Includes critical thinking skill activities and a list of organizations to contact.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Haley
ISBN: 0737709146 9780737709148 0737709154 9780737709155
OCLC Number: 48177258
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The education system should emphasize work skills / Pamela Emanoil --
The education system should not emphasize work skills / Robert W. Schaffer --
Improving basic skills will benefit workers / Richard J. Murnane and Frank Levy --
Improving basic skills will not benefit workers / Steve Kangas --
Job training programs should be expanded / Anthony P. Carnevale --
Traditional job training programs are ineffective / Anita Hattiangadi --
Government intervention is not a solution to unemployment / David Boaz --
Government intervention can foster full employment / Dimitri B. Papadimitriou --
Welfare-to-work programs help disadvantaged workers / Ron Haskins --
Welfare-to-work programs harm the disadvantaged / Randy Albelda --
A national living wage will improve living standards / Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism --
Living wage ordinances reduce employment / Jill Jenkins --
Increasing the number of foreign professionals will hurt U.S. workers / Norman Matloff --
Increasing the number of foreign professionals will not hurt U.S. workers / Suzette Brooks Masters and Ted Ruthizer --
The influence of labor unions may be increasing / Amy B. Dean --
The influence of labor unions is declining / Kevin Hassett --
Workers should not be required to pay union fees / Reed Larson --
Requiring workers to pay union fees is fair / William L. Clay --
Contingent workers will benefit from union representation / John J. Sweeney --
Contingent workers will not benefit from union representation / Christopher Westley --
Affirmative action promotes equality / James A. Buford Jr. --
Affirmative action does not promote equality / Arch Puddington --
Comparable worth policies are beneficial to women / Naomi Barko --
Comparable worth policies are not beneficial to women / Diana Furchtgott-Roth --
The Americans with Disabilities Act has helped disabled workers / Brenda Paik Sunoo --
The Americans with Disabilities Act has not helped disabled workers / Thomas DeLeire.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: James Haley, book editor.

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Presents opposing viewpoints about some of the issues involving the American workforce. Includes critical thinking skill activities and a list of organizations to contact.

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