For copies of items listed here under Other Reports, write to the publisher as noted.
• Catalyst, Community Renewal Society, 332 S. Michigan, Suite 500, Chicago 60604 (312/427-4830).
Catalyst is a new publication of the Community Renewal Society, a 107-year-old urban service agency which has published the Chicago Reporter since 1972. The new publication will monitor, document, analyze and support Chicago's unique experiment in school improvement and will consist of two publications in one. For six months of the school year, it will appear as a newsletter. For the other three months of the school year, it will have a journal format aimed at local, state and national leaders in education, government and community affairs. Linda Lenz is the editor; Roy Larson is the publisher.
• A Comparative Analysis of Work Stoppages in Southern Illinois, Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission, 608 E. College, P.O. Box 3160, Carbondale 62902 (August 1989), 10 pp.
Labor-management relations were more stable in the southern Illinois coalition region during 1982-88 than in the rest of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. For instance, the region averaged five work stoppages per year, compared to 50 for the rest of Illinois, 51 1/2 for Indiana and 37 1/2 for Missouri. In addition, the region averaged 177 workers per work stoppage compared to 301 for the rest of Illinois, 315 for Indiana and 341 for Missouri.
• Contents Under Pressure: A Conference on Designing Group Mental Health Benefits, Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago, 104 S. Michigan Ave.,Chicago 60603 (1989), 38 pp.
This is an edited transcript of a conference held September 20, 1989. Sponsored by the Sears, Roebuck Foundation and co-sponsored by Johnson Products Co., this was the association's second conference on this subject. Its dual purpose was to bring together corporate officers, human resource directors, mental health professionals, insurers and others to create a recognition of the importance of employee mental health and to set forth possible avenues for providing mental health benefits at a reasonable cost.
Anna J. Merritt
March 1990/Illinois Issues/29