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Political Economy Of The Wagner Act: Power, Symbol, And Workplace Cooperation, Mark Barenberg Jan 1993

Political Economy Of The Wagner Act: Power, Symbol, And Workplace Cooperation, Mark Barenberg

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To shed light on the legal debate over new forms of workplace collaboration, this Article reexamines the origins of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Professor Barenberg concludes that the Wagner Act scheme was profoundly cooperationist, not adversarial as is conventionally assumed. Revisionist historiography shows that, contrary to the claims of public choice theorists, Senator Wagner's network of political entrepreneurs was the decisive force in the conception and enactment of the new labor policy, amidst interest group paralysis and popular unrest. Drawing on original archival materials and oral histories, Professor Barenberg reconstructs the progressive ideology of Wagner and ...


For Mert Bernstein, Inventor Of A Field, Lance Liebman Jan 1993

For Mert Bernstein, Inventor Of A Field, Lance Liebman

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The Prospects Of Pension Fund Socialism, William H. Simon Jan 1993

The Prospects Of Pension Fund Socialism, William H. Simon

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A substantial portion of corporate shareholdings in the United States is held by pension funds that secure retirement benefits for broad segments of the workforce. A number of commentators have argued that the assets secured by these pension funds should be used to promote the creation of a more democratic and egalitarian economy. Specifically, pension assets could be invested in projects that are deemed socially worthwhile, wielded in strategic "corporate campaigns" against companies resisting unionization, or directed toward allowing workers to obtain control over their own companies. This program of employing pension assets in the pursuit of a more democratic ...