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October 2015

Labor law highlights, 1915–2015

Graham Boone

This article, written for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Monthly Labor Review, summarizes the major areas of U.S. labor legislation since 1915.

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Book Reviews

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Shining a light on the shadow

Daniel Patrick McGregor

A series of essays that confront the changing labor market of the 21st century, a labor market in which contingent workers, flexibility, and increased efficiency are the norm and stability, long-term employment with one employer, and rigid working hours no longer predominate.

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Beyond BLS

Job switching: a prelude to wage growth?

Demetrio Scopelliti

Because more workers quit their job for a better paying one when the economy is expanding and the job market is tight, researchers say the worker quit rate can be used to predict nominal wage growth and inflation pressures.

Puerto Rico: a study of population loss amid economic decline

Scott Berridge

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which serves the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, looks at the territory’s economic challenges caused by out-migration and employment declines.

Opinions about union membership

Jacob Galley

The Pew Research Center looks at whether Americans feel the decline in union membership is a good or bad thing.

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