LABOR PROTECTION, LABOR STANDARDS, AND THE FUTURE OF PARATRANSIT

The changing roles played by various transportation providers and the changing balance among different components of the urban public transportation sector, coupled with changing federal policy toward the public subsidization of both different modes and competitive modes have created two significant conflicts: (a) the competition between different conventional and paratransit modes for a limited market and (b) the competition among different labor forces. This paper focuses on the implications for the development of paratransit services of statutory labor protections and prevailing labor standards. The paper examines the recent evolution of federal policy in the labor-protection area and then seeks to identify the broad implications of current arrangements and philosophies. The present policy and practices serve as serious constraints to the natural development of paratransit. The paper concludes that serveral legislative options are open that would clarify and define key labor protection issues. (Author)

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    • Alschuler, David M
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  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 8-20
  • Monograph Title: PARATRANSIT: 1979. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Accession Number: 00303914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM