This is a collection of CRS Reports on workplace issues, which have been produced as unbiased responses to Congressional Requests at the Library of Congress.

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Manuscripts from 2010

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Federal Programs Available to Unemployed Workers, Katelin P. Isaacs, David H. Bradley, Janemarie Mulvey, and John J. Topoleski

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Temporary Extension of Unemployment Benefits: Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC08), Katelin P. Isaacs, Julie M. Whittaker, and Alison M. Shelton

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Financial Market Supervision: European Perspectives, James K. Jackson

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: An Overview of Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, James K. Jackson

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Outsourcing and Insourcing Jobs in the U.S. Economy: Evidence Based on Foreign Investment Data, James K. Jackson

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Trade Agreements: Impact on the U.S. Economy, James K. Jackson

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Trade Preferences: Economic Issues and Policy Options, Vivian C. Jones, J. F. Hornbeck, and M. Angeles Villareal

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The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress, Kevin R. Kosar

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The U.S. Postal Service’s Financial Condition: Overview and Issues for Congress, Kevin R. Kosar

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Hate Crime Legislation, William J. Krouse

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Violence Against Women Act: History and Federal Funding, Garrine P. Laney

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Birthright Citizenship Under the 14th Amendment of Persons Born in the United States to Alien Parents, Margaret Mikyung Lee

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Immigration: The Effects on Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Native-Born Workers, Linda Levine

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Job Creation Programs of the Great Depression: the WPA and the CCC, Linda Levine

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Job Growth During the Recovery, Linda Levine

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The Family and Medical Leave Act: Current Legislative Activity, Linda Levine

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Unemployment and Economic Recovery, Linda Levine

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Unemployment Through Layoffs and Offshore Outsourcing, Linda Levine

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China’s Sovereign Wealth Fund: Developments and Policy Implications, Michael F. Martin

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Project Labor Agreements, Gerald Mayer

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China’s Currency: An Analysis of the Economic Issues, Wayne M. Morrison and Marc Labonte

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The U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement: Effects After Five Years, Dick K. Nanto

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Pending U.S. and EU Free Trade Agreements with South Korea: Possible Implications for Automobile and Other Manufacturing Industries, Michaela D. Platzer

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Federal Employees: Pay and Pension Increases Since 1969, Patrick Purcell

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Health Savings Accounts and High- Deductible Health Plans: A Data Primer, Carol Rapaport

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Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean, Clare Ribando Seelke

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Cooperative R&D: Federal Efforts to Promote Industrial Competitiveness, Wendy H. Schacht

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Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy, Wendy H. Schacht

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Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy, Wendy H. Schacht

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The Technology Innovation Program, Wendy H. Schact

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The Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, Jon O. Shimabukuro and Gerald Mayer

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Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues, Alison M. Smith

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The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA): Overview of Workers’ Compensation for Certain Private- Sector Maritime Workers, Scott Szymendera

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China’s Steel Industry and Its Impact on the United States: Issues for Congress, Rachel Tang

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The Role of Trade Secrets in Innovation Policy, John R. Thomas

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Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Market Tests and Protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Noncitizen Eligibility for Federal Public Assistance: Policy Overview and Trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor Tests and Protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Immigration Reform Issues in the 111th Congress, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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Immigration Visa Issuances and Grounds for Exclusion: Policy and Trends, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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U.S. Immigration Policy on Permanent Admissions, Ruth Ellen Wasem

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The Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF): State Insolvency and Federal Loans to States, Julie M. Whittaker

Manuscripts from 2009

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Unauthorized Employment in the United States: Issues, Options, and Legislation, Andorra Bruno

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Immigration Legislation and Issues in the 111th Congress, Andorra Bruno, Karma Ester, Chad C. Haddal, Yule Kim, Margaret Mikyung Lee, Alison Siskin, and Ruth Ellen Wasem

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell:” The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior, David F. Burrelli

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Military Recruitment on High School and College Campuses: A Policy and Legal Analysis, David F. Burrelli and Jody Feder

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U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry Restructuring and Dealership Terminations, Bill Canis and Michaela D. Platzer

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The Fall and Rise of Household Saving, Brian W. Cashell

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Unemployment and Economic Recovery, Brian W. Cashell

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Health Reform and the 111th Congress, Hinda Chaikind

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Private Health Insurance Provisions of H.R. 3962, Hinda Chaikind, Bernadette Fernandez, Chris L. Peterson, Paulette C. Morgan, Mark Newsom, and Janemarie Mulvey

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The Proposed U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA): Provisions and Implications, William H. Cooper, Mark E. Manyin, Remy Jurenas, and Michaela D. Platzer

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Poverty in the United States: 2008, Thomas Gabe

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Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization (WTO): An Overview, Jeanne J. Grimmett

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Policy Challenges in International Migration, Chad C. Haddal

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The Proposed U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement, J. F. Hornbeck

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Causes of the Financial Crisis, Mark Jickling

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The U.S. Newspaper Industry in Transition, Suzanne M. Kirchhoff

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Post Office and Retail Postal Facility Closures: Overview and Issues for Congress, Kevin R. Kosar

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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response: The SAFER Grant Program, Lennard G. Kruger

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The Size and Role of Government Economic Issues, Marc Labonte

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U.S. Economy in Recession: Similarities To and Differences From the Past, Marc Labonte

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Immigration: The Effects on Low-Skilled and High-Skilled Native-Born Workers, Linda Levine

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Job Loss and Infrastructure Job Creation Spending During the Recession, Linda Levine

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The Global Financial Crisis: Analysis and Policy Implications, Dick K. Nanto

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The U.S. Automotive Industry: National and State Trends in Manufacturing Employment, Michaela D. Platzer and Glennon J. Harrison

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Federal Employees: Pay and Pension Increases Since 1969, Patrick Purcell

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Federal Employees’ Retirement System: Legislation Enacted in the 111th Congress, Patrick Purcell

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Income and Poverty Among Older Americans in 2008, Patrick Purcell

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Income of Americans Aged 65 and Older, 1968 to 2008, Patrick Purcell

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Older Workers: Employment and Retirement Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Issues: Lump-Sum Distributions and Retirement Income Security, Patrick Purcell

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Pension Sponsorship and Participation: Summary of Recent Trends, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Plan Participation and Contributions: Trends from 1998 to 2006, Patrick Purcell

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Retirement Savings and Household Wealth in 2007, Patrick Purcell

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401(k) Plans and Retirement Savings: Issues for Congress, Patrick Purcell and John J. Topoleski

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Social Security Administration: Workloads, Resources, and Service Delivery, Kathleen Romig

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Industrial Competitiveness and Technological Advancement: Debate Over Government Policy, Wendy H. Schacht

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Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Alison M. Shelton

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An Overview of the Nonprofit and Charitable Sector, Molly F. Sherlock and Jane G. Gravelle

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The Employee Free Choice Act, Jon O. Shimabukuro

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The Worker, Retiree, and Employer Recovery Act of 2008: An Overview, Jennifer Staman

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The U.S. Science and Technology Workforce, Deborah D. Stine and Christine M. Matthews

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The Rise of China’s Auto Industry and Its Impact on the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry, Rachel Tang

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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers (TAA) and Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), John J. Topoleski

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Mexico’s Free Trade Agreements, M. Angeles Villareal

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The Cost of Government Financial Interventions, Past and Present, Baird Webel, Marc Labonte, and N. Eric Weiss

Manuscripts from 2008

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Globalization, Worker Insecurity, and Policy Approaches, Raymond J. Ahearn

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Chrysler Corporation Loan Guarantee Acto of 1979: Background, Provisions, and Cost, James M. Bickley

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Stock Options: The Backdating Issue, James M. Bickley and Gary Shorter

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Overview of Labor Enforcement Issues in Free Trade Agreements, Mary Jane Bolle

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Proposed Colombia Free Trade Agreement: Labor Issues, Mary Jane Bolle

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Salaries of Members of Congress: A List of Payable Rates and Effective Dates, 1789-2008, Ida A. Brudnick

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The Congressional Research Service and the American Legislative Process, Ida A. Brudnick

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Immigration: Policy Considerations Related to Guest Worker Programs, Andorra Bruno

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Immigration-Related Worksite Enforcement: Performance Measures, Andorra Bruno

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Inequality in the Distribution of Income: Trends and International Comparisons, Brian W. Cashell

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Who Are the “Middle Class”?, Brian W. Cashell

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U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry: Federal Financial Assistance and Restructuring, Stephen Cooney

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The Federal Workforce: Characteristics and Trends, Curtis W. Copeland