Novak, Ralph S.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Management
Four-day week--Illinois; Construction industry--Illinois
The purposes of this study were to determine if any construction trades in Cook, Lake, or DuPage Counties in Illinois are working on a four-day forty hour workweek and to determine if the business agents would show factual knowledge of the four-day forty hour workweek. A questionnaire was mailed to 52 business agents. Nineteen of the business agents returned the questionnaire. The major findings of this study were that most unions have never bargained for a shorter workweek. Most union members have never asked that a four-day forty hour workweek be bargained for. However, it was found that some union men do work a four-day forty hour workweek. The findings also indicated that most business agents showed factual knowledge of the four-day workweek.
Greenwood, Richard J., "A study of the attitude toward and interest in the four-day forty hour workweek : by union business agents for the construction trades in Lake, Cook and Dupage Counties of Northern Illinois" (1974). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 699.
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