Immigrants are an important part of Florida’s workforce and social and cultural fabric, but often face difficult challenges in achieving the American dream. RISEP continues to highlight the economic challenges for immigrants and has conducted special investigations into several industries where immigrants predominate in South Florida, such as construction, grounds-keeping and maintenance work, and agriculture. Together with FIU’s Immigration and Ethnicity Institute we have broad expertise on the social, cultural, and economic ecology of South Florida.
Report on the Florida SEIU Healthcare members' perceptions of changes in the workplace due to unionization.
In 2004 and 2007 we produced reports analyzing budgetary and personnel changes at Florida International University in the years immediately preceding those reports. Those reports revealed that Florida International University had been shifting personnel and resources away from the faculty who do the teaching, research and service that constitute the university’s mission and toward administrative functions.
The Employee Free Choice Act, if passed, is expected to make it easier for workers to form unions.
How is the Money Spent? FAU Expenditures on Faculty and Higher Level Administration in the Period fr
In a period of tight budgets, how a public university spends its money can become a question of great interest. This report analyzes the FAU budget in terms of its relative expenditure of resources on salaries for faculty and the salaries of higher-level administrators.
This report examines the impact of changes in the pay practices of Walt Disney World in the years from 1998 to 2006. One major change was the institution of a two-tier wage system that lowered the pay increases of new entrants to its labor force hired after December 12, 1998 compared to those hired on or before that date. This progressive lowering of wages has created a major “hit” to the greater Orlando economy.