As a fact-finding agency the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor does not initiate or advocate any peculiar or special plans for health or welfare provisions in collective bargaining agreements; nor do we advocate any plans in the other major field of industrial relations, such as wages and hours, seniority problems, problems of vacations with pay and a number of other things which come up for discussion at the labor management conference table. Our job is to keep in close touch with the entire development in the field of industrial relations so that when labor and management get together and ask the Department of Labor to tell them what has been the recent trend, say, in the case of health and welfare development or the case of incentive pay, we ought to be able to provide them with that information. We are also called on by the
STERN B. HORIZONS IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH AND WELFARE: LABOR AND MANAGEMENT AT THE CONFERENCE TABLE. JAMA. 1946;132(13):760–762. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870480006003
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