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Labor’s Bill of Rights

Labor’s Bill of Rights Carol Simpson Productions 720915 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017720915New Labor ForumRichman research-article2017 Outlawing Labor? New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 28 –34 Labor’s Bill of Rights Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017720915 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017720915 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Shaun Richman Keywords labor law, rights, constitutional law, labor movement, legal reform These are dark times for labor. The Republican protections such as the First, Thirteenth, or majority that now controls all levels of the fed- Fourteenth Amendments on behalf of workers. eral government has made it clear that they plan Simply put, unions are hampered by rules that on rolling back labor and employment protec- would never be applied to corporations, or to any tions, while also not funding and enforcing the other form of political activism. One of the root currently existing laws. With the solidified con- causes of this injustice was a conscious decision servative majority on the Supreme Court, more by the framers of the NLRA to root its constitu- union rights will come under attack. The Janus tional authority in the Commerce Clause—not in v. AFSCME case that would impose right-to- the First Amendment right of free speech and work on the nation’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Labor’s Bill of Rights

New Labor Forum , Volume 26 (3): 7 – Sep 1, 2017

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Carol Simpson Productions 720915 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796017720915New Labor ForumRichman research-article2017 Outlawing Labor? New Labor Forum 2017, Vol. 26(3) 28 –34 Labor’s Bill of Rights Copyright © 2017, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav https://doi.org/10.1177/1095796017720915 DOI: 10.1177/1095796017720915 journals.sagepub.com/home/nlf Shaun Richman Keywords labor law, rights, constitutional law, labor movement, legal reform These are dark times for labor. The Republican protections such as the First, Thirteenth, or majority that now controls all levels of the fed- Fourteenth Amendments on behalf of workers. eral government has made it clear that they plan Simply put, unions are hampered by rules that on rolling back labor and employment protec- would never be applied to corporations, or to any tions, while also not funding and enforcing the other form of political activism. One of the root currently existing laws. With the solidified con- causes of this injustice was a conscious decision servative majority on the Supreme Court, more by the framers of the NLRA to root its constitu- union rights will come under attack. The Janus tional authority in the Commerce Clause—not in v. AFSCME case that would impose right-to- the First Amendment right of free speech and work on the nation’s

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