Upgrading the American Labor Relations System: An Analysis of Several Alternatives

Source: Zane Farr, Center for Public Policy Administration Capstones, Paper 14, Spring 2012

From the abstract:
The American labor relations system does not adequately provide employee representation to the degree demanded by employee preferences. Moving to a nonexclusive representation system would extend the right to organize and collectively bargain to many workers who cannot practically exercise their rights, but should be implemented incrementally by allowing minority unions where a majority representative is not already certified. This change to the interpretation of labor law would undoubtedly increase union membership and density, but may also reduce the conflictual nature of American labor relations and lead to labor force that is more productive for employers and more stable for employees.

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