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DDN Series:By Wes Hills, Rob Modic and Mike Wagner
Equal Work, Less Pay -- America's Rising Storm
Part One: Dec. 13, 1998:
* Since tiering took off in the early 1980s, more than 2 million workers are in jobs with two or more wage classes
By Wes Hills, Rob Modic and Mike Wagner DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: 12/13/98 -- Page: 1A
TIER CONTRACTS TEAR WORKERS APART
Part Two: Dec. 14, 1998:
2 CITIES, 2 CHOICES
* There are no easy answers when it comes down to fewer jobs or lower wages.
Published: 12/14/98 -- Page: 1A
A TALE OF TWO UNIONS
Dayton's IUE believes the UAW is destroying itself, while Saginaw's UAW believes the IUE has sold its soul to GM
EXPERT: WAGE SHIFT SAVED JOBS IN DAYTON
* An automotive expert says the foresight of the IUE led to the acceptance of tiered wages, and kept jobs in Dayton.
GRAPHIC: HOW VALLEY AUTO PLANTS ARE TIERED
Part Three: Dec. 15, 1998:
LOW SKILL LEVELS MEAN LOW PAY
* Unless workers can offer more than just muscle, they will dwell in the bottom pay rungs.
DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: 12/15/98 -- Page: 1A
CHRYSLER WOES USHER IN TIERS
Wage structuring gets a firm toehold in the auto industry in the early 1980s TIERED WAGES
SYSTEM PROMOTES UNREST
* Because of the arrangement, Yale workers can earn as much as $2.40 an hour less than others who perform the same jobs.
POLL FINDS DISCONTENT
* Respondents say tiered contracts are unfair and unions have let down younger workers.INTERVIEW
TOO MANY AMERICANS HEADING DOWNWARD
* The former U.S. Department of Labor secretary suggests seeking solidarity among employees.
Part Four: Dec. 16, 1998:
HONDA, NUCOR TRY NEW PATHS
* Pay at automaker and steelmaker is at least partly tied to the company's profit.
Published: 12/16/98 -- Page: 1A
NUCOR: SHARE PAIN, GAIN
Teamwork boosts morale, and paychecks, at the steel plant, but also shrinks checks when times are tough
NO TIERS, NO UNIONS, LOTS OF FLEXIBILITY
* Honda workers can beat the pay of those at the Big Three because they play by different rules. FOOD WORKERS
EMPLOYEES FOUND SEPARATE SCALES LEFT BITTER TASTE
* The union has mounted a recruitment drive to find its unity in numbers.
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