Protecting Fundamental Labor Rights: Lessons from Canada for the United States
AbstractThis paper examines the decline in unionization in the United States that began to occur in about 1960. While various explanations have been put forward to explain this – with many focusing on some form of structural changes to the economy or to the workforce, usually related to globalization or technological progress – this paper focuses on the role that employer opposition to unions has played, together with relatively weak labor law. In order to fully flesh out the experience of the United States, it looks to the experience of Canada as the country most similar to it.
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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2012
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unions; employment; labor; collective bargaining; canada; labor law; economics;
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- J - Labor and Demographic Economics
- J3 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs
- J5 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
- J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
- J58 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Public Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2012-09-16 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2012-09-16 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
- NEP-PKE-2012-09-16 (Post Keynesian Economics)
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- Michele Campolieti & Chris Riddell & Sara Slinn, 2007. "Certification Delay under Elections and Card-Check Procedures: Empirical Evidence from Canada," Industrial and Labor Relations Review, ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 61(1), pages 32-58, October.
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