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What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American workers?


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This thesis examines the question, "What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American Workers?" In this paper, I explained the reasons EFCA was important to the proponents and identified those instrumental in supporting this piece of legislation. I researched union rates during their peak in the mid-1950s and compared them to union rates in the year 2010. I also compared the standard of living for American workers during the same periods. I examined the reasons for the significant decline in private sector unionization and illustrated the effects the decline had on wages, benefits and lifestyle of the average American worker. The answer to the central question, "What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American Workers?" is complicated; however, this thesis illustrates many positive effects that changes to labor law could have on the standing of U.S. workers, their families and the overall American economy.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Labor relations;
Public policy
Classification
0629: Labor relations
0630: Public policy
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences
Title
What can the Employee Free Choice Act do for American workers?
Author
Barrett, Anne
Number of pages
112
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1408
Source
MAI 50/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781267024992
Advisor
Keeran, Roger; Russell, Jason
Committee member
Russell, Jason
University/institution
State University of New York Empire State College
Department
Labor and Policy Studies
University location
United States -- New York
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1502281
ProQuest document ID
908636236
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/908636236
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