Workers' Rights as Human Rights / Edition 1

Workers' Rights as Human Rights / Edition 1

by James A. Gross
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801472628

ISBN-13: 9780801472626

Pub. Date: 02/28/2006

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Until recently, the international human rights movement and nongovernmental organizations, human rights scholars, and even labor organizations and advocates have given little attention to worker rights as human rights. James A. Gross finds, however, that employers, not just governments, have the power to violate workers' rights. Workers' Rights as Human Rights…  See more details below

Overview

Until recently, the international human rights movement and nongovernmental organizations, human rights scholars, and even labor organizations and advocates have given little attention to worker rights as human rights. James A. Gross finds, however, that employers, not just governments, have the power to violate workers' rights. Workers' Rights as Human Rights provides a new perspective on the assessment of U.S. labor relations law by using human rights principles as standards for judgment. The authors also present innovative recommendations for what should and can be done to bring U.S. labor law into conformity with international human rights standards. This volume constitutes a long overdue beginning toward the promotion and protection of worker rights as human rights in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801472626
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1A Long Overdue Beginning: The Promotion and Protection of Workers' Rights as Human Rights1
2Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States: The Gap between Ideals and Practice23
3Closing the Gap between International Law and U.S. Labor Law53
4Risks and Rights: The Case for Occupational Safety and Health as a Core Worker Right78
5A Pragmatic Assessment from the Employers' Perspective118
6U.S. Labor Law Serves Us Well136
7Voice for All: Why the Right to Refrain from Collective Bargaining Is No Right at All142
8"An Injury to One ...": Transnational Labor Solidarity and the Role of Domestic Law160
9"All Religions Believe in Justice": Reflections on Faith Community Support for Worker Organizing183
10Grasshopper Power203
Notes219
List of Contributors259
Index265

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