The proportion of workers in the United States represented by a union in the private sector is now lower than before the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was passed. Since the mid-1970s, we have watched a steady decline of the labor movement that has lately accelerated, arguably to a collapse. The causes of this collapse are many — changes in our economy from a predominantly industrial character to a service-oriented character; evolving business models, particularly the fissuring of those models, that make traditional organizing strategies ineffective; and US trade policy that puts tremendous downward pressure on wages for American workers. There also is a set of causes that are more clearly intrinsic to the National Labor Relations Act — weaknesses there from enactment and others introduced over the years. Professor James A. Gross has produced some of the most insightful and...
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Book Review| March 01 2021
Rights Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act by James A. Gross
Rights Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act, Gross, James A.,
Cornell University Press,
248pp., $45.00 (cloth); $21.99 (ebook)
Labor (2021) 18 (1): 113–115.
Sharon Block; Rights Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act by James A. Gross. Labor 1 March 2021; 18 (1): 113–115. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15476715-8767471
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