A Primer on American Labor Law (Third Edition)

TitleA Primer on American Labor Law (Third Edition)
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGould, William B.
PublisherCambridge University Press
CityNew York
Keywordscollective bargaining, dispute resolution, labor law, National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices
Abstract

An accessible guide written for nonspecialists as well as labor lawyers – labor and management representatives, students, and general practice lawyers, and trade unionists, government officials, and academics from other countries. It covers topics such as the National Labor Relations Act, unfair labor practices, the collective bargaining relationship, dispute resolution, the public sector, and public-interest labor law. This updated fifth edition contains extensive new materials covering developments that include the repeal or change in public employee labor law and the development of case law relating to wrongful dismissals and pension reform in the public sector; bankruptcy in both the private and public sector; ADA litigation and 2008 amendments of that statute; new cases on all subjects, but particularly Bush and Obama NLRB decisions, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, and retaliation; and the globalization of labor disputes in labor-management relations in the United States, with particular reference to professional sports disputes and the extraterritoriality of American labor law generally.(publisher's statement)