How to Make the Much-Needed Employee Free Choice Act Politically Acceptable
Craver, Charles B., Labor Law Journal
American labor law has reached a critical point. Private sector union membership has declined from 35 percent in 19543 to 7.6 percent today.4 The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA),5 which was enacted in 1935 to protect the rights of employees to form, join, and assist labor organizations and to select exclusive bargaining agents to negotiate their basic terms of employment, has become an outdated and anemic statute. When the NLRA was passed, the United States was a mass production economy dominated by relatively large corporate employers, most of whose employees desired union representation. The existing American Federation of Labor (AFL), which consisted …
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Publication information: Article title: How to Make the Much-Needed Employee Free Choice Act Politically Acceptable. Contributors: Craver, Charles B. - Author. Journal title: Labor Law Journal. Volume: 60. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2009. Page number: 82+. © CCH Incorporated: Health & Human Resources Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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