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A culture of near-impunity has taken shape in much of U.S. labor law and practice. Any employer intent on resisting workers' self-organization can drag out legal proceedings for years, fearing little more than an order to post a written notice in the workplace promising not to repeat unlawful conduct. Many employers have come to view remedies like back pay for workers fired because of union activity as a routine cost of doing business, well worth it to get rid of organizing leaders and derail workers' organizing efforts. [Article in French]


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Compa, L. (2000). Violations de la liberté d’association des travailleurs aux États-Unis et normes internationales des droits de l’homme [Electronic version]. Bulletin de Droit Comparé du Travail et de la Sécurité Sociale. Bordeaux, FR: Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV, 2000.

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