James Fitzpatrick, Tugboat Software

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Workforce Development August 1, 2006

Converting from manual to automatic scheduling in a union environment

In large manufacturing operations with huge crews working 24/7, just getting the right people in the right jobs is difficult. In union environments, it becomes even more challenging since workers’ schedules must also conform legally to the constraints of union contracts. Contracts, often more than 50 pages long, include language that addresses senior employees’ right-to-work, bumpi...

By James Fitzpatrick, Tugboat Software