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Capital Investment vs. College Education

How does capital investment affect the marginal physical product of labor? Does more college education have the same kind of effect? Which is a better investment?

1. What were some of the inventions critical for agricultural settlement of the west? Eli Whitney's newly invented cotton gin was the basic invention. Other major inventions of the time were mechanical reaper, threshing machine and steel plow. Introduction of canals, steamboats, and railroads helped the farmers to commercialize the agriculture. 2. What was the nickname for former slaves who homesteaded on the plains? The former slaves of the south were known as the exodusters 3. What were some of the basic characteristics of Plains Indian Tribes? The plain Indians were were excellent buffalo hunters and lived in tipis. 4. Where was the last battle fought between the U.S. armed forces and plains tribes? The Battle of the Wounded Knee in 1890, the last battle was fought near Wounded Knee creek at South Dakota. 5. What particular "complaints" did Ida Lindgren have about living in the American Plains? The wagons were packed to the full and the environment was not friendly. There were no proper roads to travel and the Indians were not friendly. There was terrible drought and the prospects to raise a bountiful crop was dim along with the attacks of the grasshoppers. 6. Differentiate: the goals of the Knights of Labor and the AFL? The Knights of Labor aimed to organize all workers without caring for skill, sex or age. They tried to organize women on national scale. They demanded an end to child labor and progressive income tax. AFL had conservative political views and represented only skilled white male crafts men 7. Understand differences between "natural increase" and "migration" and their contributions to the growth of U.S. cities? Natural increase occurs when birth rate overtakes the death rate. Migrants are people who live in another country temporarily or permanently where he/she is not born. The migration strengthened the workforce of US cities. They also increased the economic growth and per capital income. The migration created a diversity of population in US cities and the education is also highly benefited. 8. What were some of the objects commonly found in parlors? The main objects found in parlors were different kinds of musical instruments like piano

1. What were some of the inventions critical for agricultural settlement of the west? Eli Whitney's newly invented cotton gin was the basic invention which helped the growth of agricultural west. Mechanization of farming too helped the farmers. Some of the machines invented during the period were mechanical reaper, threshing

Labor Market Compensation Analyst

As a compensation analyst for All Sate Insurance Company, which is located in Hartford, Connecticut. Define the relevant labor market for insurance claims adjusters and for data entry clerks. Please explain the rationale for your definitions.

Causes of the decline of labor strikes in the United States

Causes of the decline of labor strikes in the United States The main points that I perceive contribute to the decline are: MP1: The decline of unions in itself MP2: Economic Factors MP3: Public opinion/media influences MP4: Global Impact MP5: Federal Protection Laws Any further suggestion for each of the main poi

HR: Apollo Corporation violations, unfair labor practices in union drive.

I need help with the following Case study on The Union Drive at Apollo Corp: ULPS and Organizing Tactics: Name the Case Review/ analysis of the case Analysis of Findings Recommendations Summary and conclusion Below are the questions to be answered: What, if any violation of the law did Apollo Corporation com

Direct Materials, Direct Labor, and Direct Variances

The doormat division of Clean Sweep Company produces all-vinyl mats. Each doormat calls for .4 meter of vinyl material: the material should cost $3.20 per meter. Standard direct labor hours and labor cost per format are .2 hour and $1.84 (.2x9.20 per hour), respectively. Currently the division's standard variable overhe

Description of Direct Labor Variances

Richie Ventura operates a commercial painting business in Sacramento, which has a very tight labor market. Much of his work focuses on newly constructed apartments and townhouses. The following data relate to crew no. 5 for a recently concluded period when 85 apartment units were painted: -Three new employees were assig

Question Response for Labor law

Question 1) Evaluate the role of organizational power structures (within a business organization) in creating conflict. Question 2) Compare and contrast the following alternative methods of dispute resolution: negotiation, mediation and arbitration. What are their similarities and what are their differences? What are t

Compute materials and labor price & quantity variances

Camping Out Co. manufactures down sleeping bags. Each sleeping bag requires 4 pounds of down and takes .3 hours of direct labor. The standard cost of the down used by Camping Out is $8 per pound and the standard labor cost is $10 per hour. In November, Camping Out purchased 15,000 pounds of down for $120,750. During the year, th

Labor and Variable Manufacturing Overhead Variances

Exercise 10-12 Labor and Variable Manufacturing Overhead Variances [LO3, LO4] Hollowell Audio, Inc. , manufactures military-specification compact discs. The company uses standards to control its costs. The labor standards that have been set for one disc are as follows: Standard Hours Standard Rate per Hour Standard Cost 24

Solve: Material and Labor Variances

Sonne Company produces a perfume called Whim. The direct materials and direct labor standards for one bottle of Whim are given in a chart in the attached document. During the most recent month, the following activity was recorded: a. Twenty thousand ounces of material were purchased at a cost of $2.40 per ounce. b. All of

Material and Labor Variances

Exercise 10- 9 Material and Labor Variances [LO2, LO3] Topper Toys has developed a new toy called the Brainbuster. The company has a standard cost system to help control costs and has established the following standards for the Brainbuster toy: Direct materials: 8 diodes per toy at $0.30 per diode Direct labor: 1.2 hours pe


I think we can all agree that unions were needed early in the industrial development of America to equalize the power between management and labor. Do you think unions are now obsolete considering the various laws in place to protect employees?

Direct Labor Budget

Exercise 9-4 Direct Labor Budget [LO5] The Production Department of the Riverside Plant of Junnen Corporation has submitted the following forecast of units to be produced at the plant for each quarter of the upcoming fiscal year. The plant produces high-end outdoor barbecue grills. 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Q

Treating Direct Labor as Variable Cost

Throughout the corporate world, businesses are transforming labor into a more flexible (and variable) cost. Among such companies are Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, DuPont, Sun Microsystems, and British Airways. Discuss whether direct labor is a fixed or a variable cost. What are the pros and cons of management treating di


Evaluate the pros and cons of union organizing from the perspective of the employer, and then from the perspective of the employees. What recommendations should be made to employers who want to remain union-free? What is the best way that they might be able to achieve that goal?

Labor relations project

The case study is attached, this is a group project, my part are the questions below. All I need is a guide about how this relates to Union. Please provide good resourses if possible and cite references. 1. Labor Relations Project Case Study The organization is a medium-sized independent living home, Happy Trails,