Abstract

http://ssrn.com/abstract=1982849
 


 



The First of Thousands? The Long View of Local 1330's Challenge to Management Rights and Plant Closings


Harris Freeman


Western New England University School of Law; Massachusetts Dept. of Labor Relations

2011

Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-2
Unbound, Vol. 7, p. 55, 2011

Abstract:     
This Article introduces and frames a symposium issue of Harvard Law School’s Unbound, Journal of the Legal Left that is devoted to an assessment of Local 1330, United Steel Workers v. U.S. Steel (6th Cir. 1980) on the 30th anniversary of the decision. The Author provides a historical and legal context for the federal courts’ decisions on the Steelworkers’ novel community property and contractual claims brought by the plaintiffs in an effort to prevent U.S. Steel from closing its manufacturing operations Youngtown, Ohio. In this context, the Author discusses the relationship of the plaintiffs’ community property claim to the origins of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988 and to the 'new' property claims addressed in the landmark welfare rights case, Goldberg v. Kelly (S. Ct. 1970). The Author explains that the strategy to stop plant closings in the 1970s and 80s was not limited to litigation or legislative reform and that the movement to stop plant closings thirty years ago provides an historical antecedent to the current mobilizations of union workers in 2011 that are challenging efforts to curtail the labor rights of public sector employees in Wisconsin, Ohio and other states.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 9

Keywords: plant closings, Local 1330, United Steel Workers v. U.S. Steel, labor law

Accepted Paper Series


Download This Paper

Date posted: January 11, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Freeman, Harris, The First of Thousands? The Long View of Local 1330's Challenge to Management Rights and Plant Closings (2011). Western New England University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 12-2. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1982849

Contact Information

Harris Freeman (Contact Author)
Western New England University School of Law ( email )
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119
United States

Massachusetts Dept. of Labor Relations ( email )
19 Staniford St., 1st FL
Boston, MA
United States
Feedback to SSRN


Paper statistics
Abstract Views: 334
Downloads: 29

© 2014 Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.  FAQ   Terms of Use   Privacy Policy   Copyright   Contact Us
This page was processed by apollo3 in 0.390 seconds