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Rights, Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

James A. Gross


This book makes four important contributions to our understanding of U.S. labor law and policy. First, given my previous three volume study of the work of the NLRB, this book is able to discuss the Board’s path under Chairmen Gould, Truesdale, Battista and Liebman in historical context. Second, this book demonstrates the consequences of applying different and conflicting values to real world issues of labor law. Third, the book’s inward assessment of U.S. labor law and policy using international human rights principles as standards for judgment constitutes new perspectives on old issues. These ... More

Keywords: National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Workers’ Rights, Labor Law & Policy, Human Rights, Wagner-Taft Hartley Act, Values, Politics, Ideology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781501714252
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James A. Gross, author