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A historical perspective of labor law during the 50-years of the Academy’s existence, including the Taft-Hartley Act; the publication of arbitrators’ awards; The Proceedings of the Academy; the development of…

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A review of wrongful discharge litigation in California, and of the judicially-recognized exceptions to the common-law principle of employment at will. Unfair dismissal legislation is advocated as serving the interests…

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Howard Block proposes that courts should no longer adhere to the employment-at-will doctrine in the private sector; that legislation protecting private sector employees against unfair dismissal is overdue; and that…

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The author discusses the likely growth of employment arbitration, and the matters yet to be resolved for the labor arbitrator as a practitioner of employment arbitration….

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Is it time for a national unfair dismissal statute?

George Nicolau presents the benefits of a national unfair dismissal statute and how it might function. The panelists discuss possible the possible beneficial and harmful consequences of such a statute….

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Employee empowerment – Collective bargaining’s future role

A debate about the efficacy of organized labor as opposed to freedom of individuals to contract.

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