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2001

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Labor and Employment Law

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Non-Legislative Labor Law Reform And Pre-Recognition Labor Neutrality Agreements: The Newest Civil Rights Movement, Roger C. Hartley Jan 2001

Non-Legislative Labor Law Reform And Pre-Recognition Labor Neutrality Agreements: The Newest Civil Rights Movement, Roger C. Hartley

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A central component of the overhauled union organizing strategy is greater reliance on the pre-recognition neutrality agreement negotiated with an employer whose employees a union is attempting to organize. This article examines these neutrality agreements. Part I locates the neutrality agreement within unions' revitalized approach to organizing." This discussion shows that neutrality agreements can redress four disadvantages unions confront when organizing: employer intimidation, harmful delay, inadequate access to employees, and inability to secure a first contract. These disadvantages, widely understood as contributing significantly to the decline in union membership during the last quarter of the twentieth century, constitute the core ...