Publication Date

5-2009

Abstract

[Excerpt] I came late to the academy and am still more of a trade unionist than a scholar, so I am going to start my remarks from this perspective. When Jim wrote Values and Assumptions I was in my earlier life as a union staffer with the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE), a great, democratic, independent left-wing union. Like everyone else on the union staff, I was a generalist and an itinerant. I received organizing and bargaining assignments in New England, the Carolinas, and Baltimore, corporate campaign assignments in South Dakota, Pennsylvania, and California, political and legislative assignments in Washington, and a dozen other projects. It was nonstop action from the time I started working for the UE after finishing law school in 1973.

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Suggested Citation
Compa, L. (2009). Still unjaded: Jim Atleson’s Twenty-first Century turn to international labor law [Electronic version]. Buffalo Law Review, 57(3), 767-779. http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/articles/255/

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