Broken Promise James A. Gross.
- Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1995.
- Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012
- Labor And Social Change
Labor And Social Change
1 online resource (423 p.)
- Labor laws and legislation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Industrial relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Labor policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Electronic books.
- The Wagner Act of 1935 (later the Wagner-Taft-Hartley Act of 1947) was intended to democratize vast numbers of American workplaces: the federal government was to encourage worker organization and the substitution of collective bargaining for employers' unilateral determination of vital work-place matters. Yet this system of industrial democracy was never realized; the promise was ""broken."" In this rare inside look at the process of government regulation over the last forty-five years, James A. Gross analyzes why the promise of the policy was never fulfilled. Gross looks at how the Nati
- Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Taft-Hartley: A Fundamental Change in Labor Policy or Merely Adjustments to Eliminate Abuses?; 2. Political Maneuvering to Control a New Law, a New Board, and a New Labor Czar; 3. Improper Influences; 4. Repeal Taft-Hurley: A Tale of Missed Opportunities; 5. Taft-Hurley Was Here to Stay; 6. Bargaining National Labor Policy: A Misguided Process; 7. The Eisenhower Board Remakes Labor Policy; 8. Labor Law Reform, Employer Style; 9. The New Frontier Labor Board: A Commitment to Industrial Democracy
10. A New Labor Policy: Taking Industrial Democracy Seriously11. Irreconcilable Differences; 12. Making the Law Favor Employers Again; 13. Management Interests over Workers' Statutory Rights: The Final Irrelevance of National Labor Policy?; 14. Conclusion; Notes; Index
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-390) and index.
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