A Primer on American Labor Law

Overview

A Primer on American Labor Law is an accessible guide written for nonspecialists -- labor and management representatives, students, general practice lawyers, and trade unionists, government officials, and academics from other countries. It covers such topics as the National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices, the collective bargaining relationship, dispute resolution, the public sector, and public-interest labor law. This thoroughly updated fourth edition contains extensive new material, covering ...

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Overview

A Primer on American Labor Law is an accessible guide written for nonspecialists -- labor and management representatives, students, general practice lawyers, and trade unionists, government officials, and academics from other countries. It covers such topics as the National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices, the collective bargaining relationship, dispute resolution, the public sector, and public-interest labor law. This thoroughly updated fourth edition contains extensive new material, covering developments in the eleven years since the third edition, including the continuing decline in union membership, job security rights, wrongful discharge litigation and dispute resolution procedures, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) litigation, cases involving sexual harassment and sexual orientation, the most recent collective bargaining agreements in professional sports, and the debate -- spurred by globalism -- on international labor standards. Much of the discussion of the National Labor Relations Act discusses decisions and policy changes by the National Labor Relations Board during the author's chairmanship in 1994-1998.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262070980
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1986
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 261

Meet the Author

William B. Gould IV is Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford University and William M. Ramsey Distinguished Professor of Law at Willamette University College of Law. He is the author of Agenda for Reform (MIT Press, 1993) and A Primer on American Labor Law (MIT Press, 1993). The recipient of five honorary doctorate degrees, he has been an impartial arbitrator since 1965 and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators since 1970.

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Table of Contents

1 An overview 1
2 Industrial relations and labor law before modern legislation 9
3 The national labor relations act 27
4 Unfair labor practices 49
5 Establishing the collective bargaining relationship : organization and recognition 65
6 Economic pressure and bargaining tactics in the established relationship 97
7 Remedies and the labor reform bill of 1978 129
8 Dispute resolution in the established relationship 139
9 The duty of fair representation 169
10 The public sector 185
11 Public-interest labor law 197
12 Conclusion 233
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