Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The One Percent SolutionHow Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gordon Lafer

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501703065

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 30 June 2022

Silencing Labor’s Voice

Silencing Labor’s Voice

The Campaign to Remove Unions from Politics

(p.156) 5 Silencing Labor’s Voice
The One Percent Solution

Gordon Lafer

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines antiunionism in the context of the broader corporate agenda, asking why corporate lobbies seek to erase public employee unions as a political force. It begins with a discussion of the role of unions in politics as well as the origins of the so-called paycheck protection laws and their impact on workers' rights. It then considers the stand of business lobbies with respect to paycheck protection legislation, along with state legislation that created added reporting requirements and expanded the scope of prohibited activities aimed at curbing unions' involvement in political activity. The chapter argues that the most important advocates of paycheck protection, including the American Legislative Exchange Council, Americans for Prosperity, and allied corporate lobbies, are seeking to enact a sweeping economic agenda.

Keywords:   antiunionism, corporate lobbies, public employee unions, politics, workers' rights, paycheck protection legislation, American Legislative Exchange Council, Americans for Prosperity, economic agenda

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.