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Knocking on Labor's DoorUnion Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide$
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Lane Windham

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632070

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.001.0001

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Employers Close the Door

Employers Close the Door

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(p.57) 3 Employers Close the Door
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Knocking on Labor's Door
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Lane Windham

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0004

This chapter is about employers’ increased resistance to union organizing. It shows how mainstream employers first tried to weaken labor law by uniting in the Labor Law Reform Group. They then stepped up their efforts to bend and break the law, developing and honing a new set of techniques to fight union organizing, promulgated through the vastly expanded “union avoidance” industry. It includes a section on the labor law reform effort of 1978-79.

Keywords:   union busters, unfair labor practices, Labor Law Reform Group, Labor Law Reform Act, business roundtable, anti-union consultants

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