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Labor Management
As of February 27, 2017

Achieving Greater Customer Satisfaction through Labor-Management Partnership

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Market share for unionized contractors has declined over the last 25 years. To regain it, organized labor must partner with contractors to address customer needs. This project designs a cooperative program to create a labor-management partnership.

An Economic Analysis of Portability

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Opportunities in the construction industry for union contractors and labor are becoming increasingly more competitive as the marketplace shifts to one where there is greater nonunion competition.

We Built This City

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The risks and opportunities associated with construction are increasing each year as the work available within the marketplace is shifting. The services requested by high-tech and environmentally conscientious customers for current hyper-markets are causing a drastic shift in the construction landscape.

A Comparison of Operational Costs of Union vs. Non-Union Electrical Contractors

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This study was commissioned to investigate the main differences between unionized electrical contractors (ECs) and open-shop contractors, as well as to identify the main cost drivers and how they differ between the two. Throughout this study, we determine the impact of various cost drivers on union contractors.

The Effects of Absenteeism & Turnover on Labor Productivity for Electrical Contractors

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Labor costs for electrical contractors can reach 40 percent to 60 percent of total construction costs. With that much invested, contractors need a workforce that is both stable and productive. Our research has found two common problems that reduce productivity: absenteeism and turnover.

Optimal Operational Model for Electrical Contractors

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The purpose of this research was to investigate the productivity improvement principles used in various industries and to suggest implementable models for use in the electrical construction industry. The research was very successful.