A Modest Blueprint for Representing Working People and Labor Unions in Fraught Times
12 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2019
Date Written: September 9, 2019
This article suggests approaches to dealing with the current anti-union climate in the American workplace. Building on examples of what union-side lawyers did when faced with the challenge of representing labor unions in Southern textile mills, the article makes a number of specific suggestions to counter what observers have termed a relentless assault on labor involving unchecked corporate power accompanied by income inequality and a decline in the well-being of working Americans. The article recommends, among other things, imposition of employer fiduciary responsibility for workers, a more clarion collective voice in the Supreme Court for working people, and increased use of state laws and federal antitrust laws to combat inequities in the workplace.
Keywords: Labor, Employment, Fiduciary responsibility, Supreme Court
JEL Classification: K31
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