The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law for the Twenty-First Century (edited by Richard Bales and Charlotte Garden)
Over the last fifty years in the United States, unions have been in deep decline, while income and wealth inequality have grown. In this timely work, editors Richard Bales and Charlotte Garden - with a roster of thirty-five leading labor scholars - analyze these trends and show how they are linked. Designed to appeal to those being introduced to the field as well as experts seeking new insights, this book demonstrates how federal labor law is failing today's workers and disempowering unions; how union jobs pay better than nonunion jobs and help to increase the wages of even nonunion workers; and how, when union jobs vanish, the wage premium also vanishes. At the same time, the book offers a range of solutions, from the radical, such as a complete overhaul of federal labor law, to the incremental, including reforms that could be undertaken by federal agencies on their own.
- Advances an ambitious agenda for labor law reform that will appeal to anyone concerned with the decline of American unions or the increase in income inequality
- Approaches the challenges of labor law reform from many perspectives, and with an eye towards different policy levers, allowing the reader to judge which paths are most appropriate
- Frames specific problems contributing to unions' declines and then proposes different types of reforms to address those problems
Professor Dau Schmidt's contribution is titled, "The Problem of 'Misclassification' or How to Define who is an 'Employee' Under Pertective Legislation in the Information Age."
Cambridge University Press
New York, NY
Labor Law, Misclassification, Legislation
Labor and Employment Law | Law | Legislation
Dau-Schmidt, Kenneth G., "The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law for the Twenty-First Century (edited by Richard Bales and Charlotte Garden)" (2020). Books by Maurer Faculty. 216.