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The State and the Unions

The State and the Unions

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Part of Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century

  • Date Published: September 1985
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521314527

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  • This book was first published in 1985. The enactment of the Wagner National Labor Relations Act in 1935 gave organized labor what it has regarded ever since as one of its greatest assets: a legislative guarantee of the right of American workers to organize and bargain collectively. Yet while the Wagner Act's guarantees remain substantially unaltered, organized labor in America today is in decline. Addressing this apparent paradox, Tomlins offers an examination of the impact of the National Labor Relations Act on American unions. By studying the intentions of policy makers in the context of the development of labor law from the late nineteenth century, and by looking at the course of labor history since the act's passage, Tomlins shows how public policy has been shaped to confine labor's role in the American economy. If unions want a cure for their contemporary malaise, he concludes, they must recognize that many of their problems stem from the laws which purport to protect them.

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    • Date Published: September 1985
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521314527
    • length: 366 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 149 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editor's preface
    Preface
    Part I. The Legitimacy of the Labor Union: Introduction: 'Labor's ultimatum to the public'
    1. The corporate political economy
    2. Law, labor, and ideology
    3. From conspiracy to collective bargaining
    Part II. Labor and the Liberal State: Introduction: 'Who bears the business risks'
    4. The New Deal collective bargaining policy
    5. A legal discourse
    6. Utopians and technocrats
    Part III. 'Lie Down Like Good Dogs': Introduction: responsible unionism
    7. The road to Taft–Hartley
    8. The Taft–Hartley Act
    9. The state and the unions
    Bibliographical essay
    Index.

  • Author

    Christopher L. Tomlins

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