Monday, April 07, 2014

The Boston Globe, April 6, 2014, Sunday

The Boston Globe 

April 6, 2014, Sunday 

The Boston Globe (full article)

Not Your Grandpa's Labor Union

“Most of our labor law is built on this New Deal vision of the industrial workforce, when it was fairly clear who the employers were,” said Kate Griffith, an associate professor at Cornell University’s ILR School and cochair of the Precarious Workers Initiative. “Generally speaking, there wasn’t the same level of complexity that we have now.” Figuring out how to organize workers who would otherwise be excluded from the labor movement entirely, Griffith said, is an attempt to “adapt the old labor law model to new realities.”