Thursday, November 17, 2016

Slater & Garden: Trump is Bad News for Labor

TrumpJoe Slater (Toledo) and Charlotte Garden (Seattle - tenured!!!) feature prominently in this Salon article Donald Trump’s Supreme Court will be a real threat to labor — and that’s going to hurt the Democrats. Here's an excerpt:

This oversight [of the Democrats in recognizing the loss of their Union constituency in key post-industrial states like OH, MI, WI, and PA] is particularly troubling when one considers that the Republicans certainly don’t think unions are a minor issue. On the contrary, Republicans see labor organizing as a major impediment to their electoral prospects. So they have done everything in their power to dismantle the ability of unions to organize workers and bargain collectively on their behalf. Now that Donald Trump will have the power to appoint federal judges, especially Supreme Court judges, these efforts to destroy organized labor will get a big assist in the courts.


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Well done Salon article, with great input from wonderful labor law professors Slater and Garden. Salon author confuses "unions" with "collective actions," though, in the D.R. Horton context. Joe or Amanda, could you please let the author know.

Posted by: Susan Grody Ruben | Nov 19, 2016 5:10:43 AM

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