Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, February

Binational Guestworker Unions: Moving Guestworkers into the House of Labor
INTRODUCTION In the mid-1990s, Francisco Hernandez Juarez, head of the Mexican telephone workers' union, proposed the establishment of "an International Union for Migrant Workers." (1) This idea never came to fruition, but the recent success of...
Card Check Recognition: New House Rules for Union Organizing?
I. INTRODUCTION A significant policy debate has been occurring regarding union organizing methods in the United States. This debate focuses on the appropriateness of granting union recognition based on majority support as demonstrated by union authorization...
Finding the Synergy between Law and Organizing: Experiences from the Streets of Los Angeles
I. INTRODUCTION The topic of law and organizing has generated much scholarly debate over the past twenty years. (1) There exists a wide array of articles written by legal scholars and other academics on the relationship between public interest lawyers...
Labor Organizing by Executive Order: Governor Spitzer and the Unionization of Home-Based Child Day-Care Providers
I. INTRODUCTION On May 8, 2007, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer issued Executive Order No. 12, opening the door for the unionization of 60,000 persons paid directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by state funds, to provide home-based day-care...
Labor's Wage War
INTRODUCTION Almost every growing sector in the bottom half of our economy--health care, child care, retail, building services, construction, and hospitality--is plagued by penurious employers who drag down working conditions for everyone. Common...
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