SUMMARY VIEWPOINT OF ISSUES OF LABOR RELATIONS IN URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Discussions of issues in labor relations focussed on a range of subjects in the context of the decision-making process by which wages, hours and conditions of employment are determined. The importance of data relating to wages and to employment and operating costs is recognized, and the Urban Mass Transportation Administrations Financial Accounting and Reporting Element (FARE) system to compile nationally uniform data on operating costs is noted. The acceptance of the number of vehicle kilometers operated as a measure of productivity was urged. The issue of nationwide consistency on the legal status of collective bargaining was raised; labor supported this approach, and management generally oppossed it. Paratransit was discussed. Labor indicated early enthusiasm for dial-a-ride but has become skeptical as paratransit has expanded particularly in regard to employee protection. The political impact of public transit bargaining is discussed and comments are made on the implementation of statutory requirements of section 13c.

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    • This paper appeared in Transportation Research Board Special Report No. 181, Urban Transportation Economics. It contains proceedings of Five Workshops on Pricing Alternatives, Economic Regulations, Labor Issues, Marketing, and Government Financing Responsibilities held by Transportation Research Board. Sponsored by Office of the Secretary, Federal Highway Administration, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration of DOT; Environmental Protection Agency; and Federal Energy Administration. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Prouty, Keith
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 140-141
  • Monograph Title: URBAN TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS
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  • Accession Number: 00176509
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM