Workers' Rights as Human Rights

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James A. Gross
Cornell University Press, 2006 - Political Science - 272 pages
Until recently, the international human rights movement and nongovernmental organizations, human rights scholars, and even labor organizations and advocates have given little attention to worker rights as human rights. James A. Gross finds, however, that employers, not just governments, have the power to violate workers' rights. Workers' Rights as Human Rights provides a new perspective on the assessment of U.S. labor relations law by using human rights principles as standards for judgment. The authors also present innovative recommendations for what should and can be done to bring U.S. labor law into conformity with international human rights standards. This volume constitutes a long overdue beginning toward the promotion and protection of worker rights as human rights in the United States.

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The references to PTP in a case study are totally incorect. Gilbert was not fired after the first NLRB meeting and he was present at the voting. There were never any threats and no one was told that the company would close or move to Mexico. No management walked around with walkie talkies to spy on un ion activities. All management in the plant carried portable communications for safety and efficiency in operations. The facility was more that 400,000 square feet and communications was difficult. The facility had an excellent safety record, there was a cafeteria with hot meals, and all employees were tyreated with the utmost respect. When doing a case study it would benefit all your readers to get the true facts and not false facts created to facilitate your points of view.  

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This is not the 2006 version. This preview is of the 2003 version.


The Promotion
Closing the Gap between International Law
The Case for Occupational Safety
A Pragmatic Assessment from the Employers Perspective
U S Labor Law Serves Us Well
Why the Right to Refrain from Collective
Transnational Labor Solidarity
Reflections on Faith
Grasshopper Power
List of Contributors

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About the author (2006)

James A. Gross is Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History at the ILR School, Cornell University. He is the author of A Shameful Business and editor of Workers' Rights as Human Rights, both from Cornell.

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