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xii, 191 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The hands on your plate
  • Real sustainability, please
  • Serving while sick
  • $2.13 : the tipping point
  • Race in the kitchen
  • Women waiting on equality
  • Recipes for change.
Uncovers the inequities of restaurant labor in the United States, from low wages and poor employee benefits to sexual harassment, unsafe working conditions, and the hypocrisy of ethical, free-trade restuarants.
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-342-01, LAW-635-01
Book
xxix, 448 pages ; 23 cm
  • An overview
  • Industrial relations and labor law before modern legislation
  • The National Labor Relations Act and related labor law
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Establishing the collective bargaining relationship : organization and recognition
  • Economic pressure and bargaining tactics in the established relationship
  • Remedies, the Labor Reform Bill of 1978, and the Employee Free Choice Bill of 2009
  • Dispute resolution in the established relationship
  • The duty of fair representation
  • The public sector
  • Public-interest labor law
  • Conclusion.
A Primer on American Labor Law is an accessible guide for non-specialists and 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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107683013 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-342-01, LAW-635-01
Book
xii, 245 p. ; 24 cm
  • Work and private power
  • Work and membership of the labour force
  • Work and time
  • Work and collective organization
  • Work and public authorities : the role of the state
  • Changes in work, women's work, and the future of labour law : the gender dimension
  • Labour and law and economic performance
  • Summary.
This book is the English edition of what has become widely known as 'The Supiot Report' - a bold and far-reaching look at the changing nature of work initiated by the EC. It takes as its starting point the profound changes that have taken place in the underlying employment relationship and associated human resource practices over the past twenty years. These developments are placed in their economic, social, and institutional contexts, while also providing a valuable comparative study of labour law in the main European countries. Competitive pressures on firms, the search for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of public services, the changing role of women in society, and the desire for greater choice on the part of individuals are all important motives for change. The legal framework and the structures and organizations which represent the interests of workers and employers must respond to these changes. Drawing on illustrations from a number of European countries, the book suggests that the legal framework should encourage greater collaboration in the workplace, particularly over issues such as training. But it should also place work within its social context and facilitate genuine choices by individuals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199243051 20160612
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-635-01
Book
xxiv, 449 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
The memoir of a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, this book reveals the difficulties of assuring impartial administration of federal law in the face of a hostile, Republican Congress. The problems of reconciling the conflicting ideologies of those involved are detailed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262072052 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-342-01, LAW-635-01
Book
xv, 476 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
As China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia become world economic powers, questions arise regarding the fate of workers in these countries. This book examines the difficult road traveled by human rights movements in these nations when trying to create independent labor organizations free from governmental interference. The in-depth treatment includes: a worker's rights/labor standards model individumental interference; comprehensive data tables on many aspects of the labor struggle ally crafted for each of these nations; comprehensive data tables on many aspects of the labor struggle; and China's problems as it moves from complete state economic control to a modified form of capitalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306454776 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-342-01, LAW-635-01
Book
x, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
For years William Gould has argued for labour law reform that would facilitate trade union organization and collective bargaining. That position, which he expands upon in this latest book, is based on his belief in the value of pluralism, the importance of employee participation in the economy as well as the political process, and the effectiveness of unions in best advocating employee interests in the workplace. In the face of increased erosion in worker protection and weakening of the collective bargaining process, Gould proposes an agenda of reforms to balance the interests of management and workers, and to protect employee participation and job security. Each chapter presents summaries of developed areas of labour or employment law and related policies. At the core of Gould's discussion are the workings and usefulness of the National Labour Relations Act. Gould first provides a history of the past and current labour-management relationships - how we got where we are today - and then reviews and evaluates such factors as the possible repeal or reform of the NLRA, the possible increase in worker participation plans, the change in the use of the strike weapon, wrongful discharge law, the protections afforded non-union employees, and race relations as factors that will affect the future of the labour management relationship and, consequently, the future of industrial relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262071512 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-342-01, LAW-635-01