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Review Of Protecting American Workers: An Assessment Of Government Programs, By S. A. Levitan Et Al., Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 1987

Review Of Protecting American Workers: An Assessment Of Government Programs, By S. A. Levitan Et Al., Theodore J. St. Antoine

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For almost a quarter century following the great tide of New Deal social legislation, the federal government largely refrained from further efforts at direct regulation of the workplace. But certain intractable problems, like job safety, pension fund abuses, and race and sex discrimination in employment, kindled interest in additional federal controls. The result was a second wave of federal laws governing the employer-employee relationship - Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974. Only the boldest scholars would attempt to encompass ...


Review Of The Landrum-Griffin Act: Twenty Years Of Federal Protection Of Union Members' Rights, By J. R. Bellace And A. D. Berkowitz, Theodore J. St. Antoine Jan 1980

Review Of The Landrum-Griffin Act: Twenty Years Of Federal Protection Of Union Members' Rights, By J. R. Bellace And A. D. Berkowitz, Theodore J. St. Antoine

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In the innocent closing years of the 1950s, the American public fastened on union democracy as the most burning issue of the day. No other subject produced as much mail for Congress. The 229-201 count by which the Landrum-Griffin bill was substituted for the House Labor Committee's bill on labor-management reporting and disclosure constituted the largest total vote in the history of the House of Representatives. Significantly, however, that vote had little if any bearing on union members' rights. What distinguished Landrum-Griffin from the Committee's bill was its stiff new curbs on picketing and boycotts. As Senator John ...