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Happy Holidays from the Catherwood Library!

Tomorrow, December 24, will be the last day the Catherwood Library is open prior to Winter Break. The Library will reopen on January 5. We here at the Catherwood Library wish you all an enjoyable and relaxing holiday season, and a Happy New Year! Also, please note that today will be the final day of […]

Workplace Issues Today: FedEx continues to implement cost-saving initiates

Despite posting a small profit this quarter, package delivery company FedEx Corp. announced it would impose further cost-cutting measures expected to save the firm hundreds of millions of dollars. As a result of worsening economic conditions, FedEx is cutting senior executive pay, temporarily freezing some 401(k) contributions, and enacting a 5% decrease in wages for […]

Workplace Issues Today: Best Buy seeks voluntary employee buyouts

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co. announced plans today to offer its corporate employees buyout packages in hopes of trimming expenses. The firm blames drastic changes in consumer behavior for the cost-cutting measures, which also include reducing capital spending and opening fewer stores. Profits fell in the third quarter as sales continue to diminish – […]

If you’ve ever eaten fruits and vegetables…

Catherwood Library now has the documentary American Harvest available on DVD.  Bob Russell, Executive Director of the Little Theater in Rochester, NY, says “If you’ve ever eaten fruits and vegetables you must see this film!”  The film examines the lives and issues of legal and illegal migrant agricultural workers and the American farmers who rely […]

Workplace Issues Today: SEIU named in Blagojevich scandal; evidence unclear

The powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU), in particular president of the union’s janitors’ local in Chicago Tom Balanoff, has been linked to the recent and unfolding scandal surrounding Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich’s attempt to profit from his duty to fill Obama’s vacant senate seat. Federal investigators suspect that the Governor’s chief of staff John […]

Catherwood Library Extra Hours

By popular demand, Catherwood Library will be open until 7 pm on December 12th. Good luck on your finals!

Workplace Issues Today: Factory closure sparks criticism from Illinois Representatives and President-elect

Barack Obama has expressed support for union protests of a sudden Republic Windows and Doors factory closing in Chicago. The factory closed its doors on December 5, after its Bank of America line of credit was canceled. The United Electrical, Radio and Machine workers union is conducting a sit-in to demand owed wages and benefits, […]

Workplace Issues Today: Maryland Governor proposes employee furlough, unions undecided

Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley has proposed that state employees be required to take a two to five day furlough in June in order to save an estimated $34 million. The unpaid leave would affect 67,000 employees and contractors, including transportation workers. The proposal, which is being reviewed by union leaders, would close public offices […]

Workplace Issues Today: Bush strips collective bargaining rights of federal employees on his way out

President Bush signed an executive order yesterday that strips around 8,600 federal employees of collective bargaining rights. He cited “national security requirements” in denying these rights to employees in areas of law enforcement and intelligence. The President of the National Treasury Employees Union said that the union represents 1,600 workers at the Bureau of Alcohol, […]

Resources from the Conference Board

Catherwood Library has access to resources and research from The Conference Board.  These include the Organization Charts Collection (need to be in the library to use these), and the database ReSearch (Cornell Community only), which provides access to full text of research reports, executive action reports, and news on topics ranging from benefits, change management […]

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