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Trilogy Redux: Using Arbitration To Rebuild The Labor Movement, Ann C. Hodges Jan 2014

Trilogy Redux: Using Arbitration To Rebuild The Labor Movement, Ann C. Hodges

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This Article analyzes the possibility of creating a program to provide representation to workers bound to arbitrate their legal disputes with their employers, while at the same time building a movement to challenge the practice of compulsory arbitration and its impact on workers' rights. First, I briefly review the Supreme Court's recent arbitration jurisprudence and its impact on workers, with a particular focus on the limitations on class actions. Then I move to a discussion of the advantages and challenges to the creation of such a program. Finally, I examine some alternative visions of what such a program might ...