publication . Article . 2008

The Future of Labor and Employment Law in the United States

Stone, Katherine;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2008
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
There is a serious problem with the labor and employment law system in the United States today. Unions have declined to the point where they represent less than 8 per cent of the private sector workforce, employee wages have stagnated for more than three decades, employers are cutting back on workers’ health insurance and pensions, and there is a dramatic growth in the numbers of the working poor. At the same time, there has been a rising chorus of complaints from labor scholars that the labor law has become “ossified, that the law is failing to offer meaningful worker protection, that the courts and Labor Board have abandoned the “core values of labor law,” and...
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