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The author notes that the first obligation of a labor union is to the group rights of its members, and that those interests may be contrary to a disabled member’s rights under the ADA. In Goodman v. Lukens, the Supreme Court said that if a union failed to grieve a race discrimination claim, it might …

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The author explains why he deems it advisable for management to encourage submission of ADA claims to arbitration. He notes the relevance of Gilmer (in which the Supreme Court ruled that an individual’s waiver of judicial enforcement of a statutory claim is enforceable, as opposed to waiver of such rights by the union for its …

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The author, a former Labor Department and current industry official, surveys an American society in which the interest and aims of special groups have come to predominate over the nation’s general welfare. Government efforts to meet special group interests often have unforeseen negative results; for example, cost-saving welfare laws with “man-in-the-house” provisions that destroy families …

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