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Unfair Advantage

Unfair Advantage

Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States Under International Human Rights Standards

  • Author: Lance A. Compa,Human Rights Watch (Organization)
  • Publisher: Human Rights Watch
  • ISBN: 9781564322517
  • Category: Freedom of association
  • Page: 213
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Unfair Advantage

Unfair Advantage

Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States Under International Human Rights Standards

  • Author: Lance A. Compa
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801489648
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 220
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We are not shy about reporting human rights abuses around the globe. We are much more reluctant to recognize them at home. This book exposes the violations of human rights witnessed daily in workplaces across our country. Based on detailed case studies in a variety of sectors, it reveals an "unfair advantage" in U.S. law and practice that allows employers to fire or otherwise punish thousands of workers as they seek to exercise their rights of association and to exclude millions more from laws that protect their rights to bargain and to organize.Unfair Advantage approaches workers' use of organizing, collective bargaining, and strikes as an exercise of basic rights where workers are autonomous actors, not objects of unions' or employers' institutional interests. Both historical experience and a review of current conditions around the world indicate that strong, independent, democratic trade unions are vital for societies where human rights are respected. In Lance Compa's view, human rights cannot flourish where workers' rights are not enforced. While researching workers' exercise of these rights in different industries, occupations, and regions of the United States, Human Rights Watch found that freedom of association is under severe, often buckling pressure when workers in the United States try to exercise it. Cornell University Press is making this valuable report, originally published in August 2000, available again as a paperback with a new introduction and conclusion that bring the story up-to-date.

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  • ISBN: 1501722638
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Monitoring International Labor Standards:

Monitoring International Labor Standards:

Techniques and Sources of Information

  • Author: Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards,Policy and Global Affairs,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • ISBN: 0309091349
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 306
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This new report provides a framework within which to assess compliance with core international labor standards and succeeds in taking an enormous step toward interpreting all relevant information into one central database. At the request of the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Research Council's Committee on Monitoring International Labor Standards was charged with identifying relevant and useful sources of country-level data, assessing the quality of such data, identifying innovative measures to monitor compliance, exploring the relationship between labor standards and human capital, and making recommendations on reporting procedures to monitor compliance. The result of the committee's work is in two parts-this report and a database structure. Together, they offer a first step toward the goal of providing an empirical foundation to monitor compliance with core labor standards. The report provides a comprehensive review of extant data sources, with emphasis on their relevance to defined labor standards, their utility to decision makers in charge of assessing or monitoring compliance, and the cautions necessary to understand and use the quantitative information.

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Human Rights and Labor Solidarity

Human Rights and Labor Solidarity

Trade Unions in the Global Economy

  • Author: Susan L. Kang
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812206029
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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Faced with the economic pressures of globalization, many countries have sought to curb the fundamental right of workers to join trade unions and engage in collective action. In response, trade unions in developed countries have strategically used their own governments' commitments to human rights as a basis for resistance. Since the protection of human rights remains an important normative principle in global affairs, democratic countries cannot merely ignore their human rights obligations and must balance their international commitments with their desire to remain economically competitive and attractive to investors. Human Rights and Labor Solidarity analyzes trade unions' campaigns to link local labor rights disputes to international human rights frameworks, thereby creating external scrutiny of governments. As a result of these campaigns, states engage in what political scientist Susan L. Kang terms a normative negotiation process, in which governments, trade unions, and international organizations construct and challenge a broader understanding of international labor rights norms to determine whether the conditions underlying these disputes constitute human rights violations. In three empirically rich case studies covering South Korea, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Kang demonstrates that this normative negotiation process was more successful in creating stronger protections for trade unions' rights when such changes complemented a government's other political interests. She finds that states tend not to respect stronger economically oriented human rights obligations due to the normative power of such rights alone. Instead, trade union transnational activism, coupled with sufficient political motivations, such as direct economic costs or strong rule of law obligations, contributed to changes in favor of workers' rights.

The thought of work

The thought of work

  • Author: John W. Budd
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801462665
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
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What is work? Is it simply a burden to be tolerated or something more meaningful to one's sense of identity and self-worth? And why does it matter? In a uniquely thought-provoking book, John W. Budd presents ten historical and contemporary views of work from across the social sciences and humanities. By uncovering the diverse ways in which we conceptualize work-such as a way to serve or care for others, a source of freedom, a source of income, a method of psychological fulfillment, or a social relation shaped by class, gender, race, and power-The Thought of Work reveals the wide-ranging nature of work and establishes its fundamental importance for the human experience. When we work, we experience our biological, psychological, economic, and social selves. Work locates us in the world, helps us and others make sense of who we are, and determines our access to material and social resources. By integrating these distinct views, Budd replaces the usual fragmentary approaches to understanding the nature and meaning of work with a comprehensive approach that promotes a deep understanding of how work is understood, experienced, and analyzed. Concepts of work affect who and what is valued, perceptions of freedom and social integration, identity construction, evaluations of worker well-being, the legitimacy and design of human resource management practices, support for labor unions and labor standards, and relationships between religious faith and work ethics. By drawing explicit attention to diverse, implicit meanings of work, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, to value it, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its profound importance.

Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy

Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy

  • Author: Peter K. Cornelius
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195347586
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 527
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This volume is a timely and insightful exploration into the issues of corporate governance and the impact of corporate governance practices on investments in developing countries. Sponsored by the World Economic Forum, INSEAD, and Wharton, this book collects original essays from senior researchers at the worlds top academic institutions as well as from key policymakers and business leaders, It analyzes global aspects of governance in relation to such issues as corporate performance, privatization, venture capitalism, and workers. With global financial markets having become more integrated, the book pays particular attention to the role of corporate governance in emerging-market economies and international capital flows. Rich in facts and ideas, Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy is a must read for anyone interested in financial crises international risk management, and global competitiveness.

Economic Rights in Canada and the United States

Economic Rights in Canada and the United States

  • Author: Rhoda Howard-Hassmann,Claude E. Welch, Jr.
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812220935
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 288
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Readers in Western developed countries are most familiar with abuses of political and civil rights, but the international human rights regime also embraces a set of laws regarding economic rights. These rights include the right to work and to just and favorable working conditions; the right to join and form trade unions; the right to social security; specific rights for the family; the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing, housing, and "the continuous improvement of living conditions"; and the right to "the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health." In original essays by scholars senior and junior, this volume explains how these rights are realized—or violated—in Canada and the United States. Contributors analyze the philosophy, law, and politics of economic rights and discuss specific issues such as poverty, health care, and the rights of people with disabilities. Central to the problems of both countries are the human rights abuses evident in all contemporary capitalist societies. When the inequalities among citizens are not cushioned by a national commitment to economic rights, or when governments fail to maintain social safety nets for all citizens, economic rights are at risk. Contributors consider the problem from the perspective of their own countries: Canada, the United States, and, for contrast, the Netherlands. They do so in order to explore whether their own countries fall short of meeting international standards of economic rights. They also address the criticism often made by non-Western scholars of human rights—that their Western colleagues preach human rights abroad without regard to the human rights flaws at home.

European Works Councils

European Works Councils

Pessimism of the Intellect Optimism of the Will?

  • Author: Ian Fitzgerald,John Stirling
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113439070X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 248
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This book covers the key themes related to the introduction, growth development and future of European Works Councils: the European Works Council Directive itself, European Works Council Agreements, Employers' strategies for managing European Works Councils in practice and trade union strategies for the development of European Works Councils. The book features contributions from key writers in the field and covers both theoretical models and questions of practice.

Daily Labor Report

Daily Labor Report

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  • Category: Working class
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Workers' freedom of association

Workers' freedom of association

obstacles to forming a union : hearing before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, on workers' freedom of association : obstacles to forming a union, June 20, 2002

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 155
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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

  • Author: Labor and Employment Relations Association. Meeting,Adrienne E. Eaton,Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780913447949
  • Category: Industrial relations
  • Page: 268
  • View: 4420
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The National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board

recent trends and their implications : hearing before the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations of the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, hearing held in Washington, DC, September 19, 2000

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce. Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 158
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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting -- Industrial Relations Research Association

  • Author: Paula B. Voos,Industrial Relations Research Association
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780913447796
  • Category: Industrial relations
  • Page: 420
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Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting

Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting

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  • Category: Industrial relations
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Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Labor laws and legislation
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Human Resources Report

Human Resources Report

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Personnel management
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Industrial and Labor Relations Review

Industrial and Labor Relations Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Industrial relations
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