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A Measure of Fairness
The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States
Robert Pollin, Mark Brenner, Stephanie Luce, Jeannette Wicks-Lim
In early 2007, there were approximately 140 living wage ordinances in place throughout the United States. Communities around the country frequently debate new proposals of this sort. Additionally, as a result of ballot initiatives, twenty-nine states...



Mobilizing against Inequality
Unions, Immigrant Workers, and the Crisis of Capitalism
The contributors to this volume set out to study union strategies toward immigrant workers in four countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and United States.



New Approaches to Disability in the Workplace
This volume examines questions related to the prevention, compensation, and accommodation of work disabilities. It focuses on disabilities arising out of workplace...



The One Percent Solution
How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time
Gordon Lafer
The One Percent Solution is a comprehensive account of the legislation promoted by the nation's biggest corporate lobbies across all fifty state legislatures, encompassing a wide range of labor and economic policies.



Promise Unfulfilled
Unions, Immigration, and the Farm Workers
Philip L. Martin
In 1975, after vigorous campaigning by the United Farm Workers union, the state of California passed the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA), a pioneering self-help strategy granting farm workers the right to organize into unions. A quarter...



Public Pensions
Gender and Civic Service in the States, 1850–1937
Susan M. Sterett
In Public Pensions, Susan M. Sterett traces the legal and constitutional structures underlying early social welfare programs in the United States. Sterett explains the status of state and local government payments for public servants and the poor from...



Public Workers
Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900–1962
Joseph E. Slater
From the dawn of the twentieth century to the early 1960s, public-sector unions generally had no legal right to strike, bargain, or arbitrate, and government workers could be fired simply for joining a union. Public Workers is the first book to...






Rights, Not Interests
Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act
James A. Gross
This provocative book by the leading historian of the National Labor Relations Board offers a reexamination of the NLRB and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) by applying internationally accepted human rights principles as standards for judgment. These new standards challenge every orthodoxy in U.S. labor law and labor relations. James A...



The Supreme Court on Unions
Why Labor Law Is Failing American Workers
Julius G. Getman
In this book, Julius G. Getman argues that while the role of the Supreme Court has become more central in shaping labor law, its opinions betray a profound ignorance of labor relations along with a persisting bias against unions.



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