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July 13, 1984 - Image 2

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Page 2 -The Michigan Daily - Friday, July 13, 1984
'U' offers bargaining
workshop for unions

A training school for union members
scheduled for July 19-21 at the
University is "the only one of its kind in
the country," according to Karen Roe,
a spokeswoman for the school.
"The 1984 Midwest School on Unions,
Collective Bargaining and Workplace
Participation will be strictly from'a
union perspective, geared solely to
union people," said Roe. "Most schools
are based on the joint concept of union-
management cooperation which, in
some cases, excludes unions and
manipulate workers."
THE FORMAT for the school was
designed by Prof. Hyman Kornbluh,
director of the University's Labor
Studies Center. The 1984 school is
divided into four workshops and will
focus on quality of worklife, quality
circles, employee involvement and
other programs aimed at participative
decision making.
"People coming to the school will'
mostly be rank and file union members,
although some full-time program
coordinators and interested public
members will attend," Roe said. "We
generally try to discourage
management from attending the
Guest speakers on the program will
include Irving Bluestone, professor of
labor studies at Wayne State University
and former vice president of the United
Auto Workers union and Randy Barber,
director of the Center for Economic
Organizing in Washington, D.C., and

author of the book The North Shall Rise
THE IDEA of participative decision
making originated in Japan, according
to Roe. "In Japan, workers meet in
groups to discuss possible changes that
will improve the workplace either
aesthetically or operatively." These
groups, called quality circles, also meet
with management to develop new ideas
that increase productivity and
eliminate waste, Roe added.
"The philosophy behind (particpative
decision making) is to maximize use of
a worker's entire human resources, not
just his or her body," Roe stated. "In
the futute, employees may have total
autonomy - with each group working
out their own plan," she said.
Each of the four workshops will
examine new trends in the field of
workplace participation, Roe said.
"We'll study areas such as how to
implement participation programs,
how to sustain the process on an
extended basis and insure that it
functions properly," stated Roe. An
intensive workshop headed by Barber
will analyze pension investments and
stock ownership by employees.
The registration fee for the school is
$225 per person. For that sum, one
receives a single occupancy room for
two nights, seven meals, a parking
permit, all materials and instructors
fees. According to the school brochure,
lower rates are available for anyone
wishing to room together or commute.


World renowned mime Marcel Marceau signs autographs following his
performance at the Power Center Wednesday night.

Police say New England mob family seeks leader

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) - Undisputed god-
father Raymond Patriarca's death leaves a leader-
ship vacuum within the New England organized
crime empire he ruled ruthlessly more than 40 years,
law enforcement experts said yesterday.
Speculation began quickly on whether a successor
would be named from within New England, or if the
Patriarca family would be absorbed into one or
more of New York's five crime families.
PATRIARCA - known as kind to his friends and
neighbors, ruthless with his enemies - died Wed-
nesday of a heart attack. He was 76. He had been ill
for the past decade with heart disease and severe
Yesterday, the FBI held a meeting with other law
enforcement officials to plan surveillance for
Patriarca's funeral, for which arrangements had not
been announced.

Numerous law enforcement officials say a suc-
cessor is in question because most of Patriarca's top
lieutenants are either dead or in jail.
NICHOLAS BIANCO of Barrington, N.H., and
Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo of Boston - reputed top
lieutenants - are both in prison awaiting trial in
separate cases. Three other top associates in Rhode
Island - Louis "Baby Shanks" Manocchio, Rudolph
Sciarra and Frank "Bobo" Marrapese - are in
"Raymond Patriarca was the only significant
leadership force left in the family," said Jeremiah
O'Sullivan, Boston-based head of the U.S. Justice
Department's New England Organized Crime Strike
South Kingstown Police Chief Vincent Vespia,
formerly the chief underworld investigator for the.
Rhode Island State Police, predicted a successor may

be named by a national organized crime commission
in New York City that oversees the nine "families"
throughout the country.
"IT MAY BE that the person is from outside of New
England altogether," said Vespia.
That New York-based commission is believed to be
headed by Paul Castellano, reputed head of the Gam-
bino family, which may have as many as 900 mem-
O'Sullivan said if the commission is brought in to
mediate any kind of a dispute, men like Castellano
might want to absorb Patriarca's family into their
In that case, O'Sullivan anticipates an increase
in regional drug trafficking and labor racketeering -
activities more favored by the New York families
than the traditional loansharking, gambling and por-
nography of the New England mob.



Dance - party, 8:30, Union Ballr
PTP - A Party with Betty Co
Green, 8p.m., Power Center.
BRD - course, "Purchasin
Payable, 8:30 a.m., LSA.
Performance Network - concer
8 p.m. 408W.Washington.
CEW - course, "Refreshing Sti
Washtenaw, call 764-9481.
Regents - meeting, 9 a.m., Flem
Medicine - workshop in scientif
a m., Kresge I.
Chinese Studies - meeting, 8 p.
Korean Fellowship - Bible stud
Campus Chapel.

oom, call 97-1631. AAFC - The Day the Earth Stood Still, 7:30 p.m.; PTP - A Party with Betty Comden and Adolph
'mden and Adolph Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 9:15 p.m., MLB 3. Green, 8 p.m., Power Center, call 763-0950.
g and Accounts CFT - A Boy and His Dog, 7:30 and 10:40 p.m.; p.. 401W.cWashingto- concert, Dance Theatre 2,
Dark Star, 9:10 p.m., Michigan. African Students - meeting, 6 p.m., 1634 McIntyr.
t, Dance Theatre 2, Cinema Guild - Breaker Morant, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Go Club - meeting, 2 p.m., 1433 Mason.
udent Skills," 1610 Lorch. AAFC - Small Change, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
;uden Skils,"1610CFT - A Boy and His Dog, 7:30 and 10:40 p.m.;
sing Building. Cinema Two - Rules of the Game, 7 p.m.; The Dark Star, 9:10 p.m., Michigan.
illustration, Damned, 9 p.m., MLB 4. Cinema Guild - Never Say Never Again, 7 & 9:30
ic 1:30stramonLorch
Chamber Orchestra - Haydn Festival, noon, p.m., Lorch.
im., Trotter House. Liberty Plaza. Cinema Two - Gallipoli, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.,
y meeting, 9 p.m., MLB4.
Frisbee -practice, 5:30 p.m., Fuller Park. Zen Buddhists - "Zen Buddhism in the West
today," 7:30 p.m., 1420 Hill.
Send announcements to Happenings, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.


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