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Address by Richard L. Trumka

The speaker asserts that, following the destruction of the World Trade Center as well as several corporate scandals, the George W. Bush administration has aligned itself with corporations and against working families.

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The AFL-CIO representative opines that the law of arbitration must keep pace with the transformation of the workplace and evolving needs of workers, and that the arbitration process must be made more accessible. He concludes that the United States labor movement must reorganize. The management attorney asserts that the hierarchical managerial structure is doomed, that …

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Mr. Donahue describes the trends in union membership, describes measures that the AFL-CIO is taking and will need to take to preserve membership, and distinguishes collective bargaining from rights derived from statute.

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A critical appraisal of the handling of representational issues under the NLRA and its negative impact on private sector union membership. The alternative of increased employment regulation is rejected and reforms within the current statutory and regulatory framework are recommended. Use of federalism and drawing from the Canadian experience is also recommended. [see also 1985, …

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Review of the AFL-CIO no-raiding agreement, the sole purpose of which is posited as protection of the status quo with respect to the established bargaining relationship. The author notes that the agreement can be viewed as anti-competitive and as limiting employees’ full freedom of choice, but considers those concerns to be marginal, suggesting that they …

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