BOOM BACKLASH made recent headlines in the May 26th issue of The Wall Street Journal. The sub-heading, "Efficiency Falls and Pay Training Costs Increase as Labor Supply Shrinks" delves into the heart of industrial engineering. This represents, also, an expansive and enigmatic economic problem which is now confronting employers in northern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. It is the job of the industrial engineer to deal with the resulting problems of decreased productivity, contract erosion, and unbalanced labor relations.
Robert E. Walker & Robert A. Fein, Industrial Engineering and the Law, 18 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 473 (1969)