A 'Wagner Act' for Tenants – A Law Reform Proposal to Institutionalize Countervailing Tenant Power

18 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2023 Last revised: 23 Jan 2024

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Karl Klare

Northeastern University School of Law

Date Written: June 1, 2023

Abstract

An outline of a legislative proposal for enactment at local, state, or federal level to provide tenants with protected legal rights to engage in collective bargaining with landlords and, under specified circumstances, to withhold rent.

Keywords: tenant unions, tenant collective bargaining, rent withholding, rent strikes, protections against retaliation and unfair eviction

JEL Classification: K,R,Z18

Suggested Citation

Klare, Karl, A 'Wagner Act' for Tenants – A Law Reform Proposal to Institutionalize Countervailing Tenant Power (June 1, 2023). Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 464, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4467492 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4467492

Karl Klare (Contact Author)

Northeastern University School of Law ( email )

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