In this Article. Stone describes changes in the organization of work that are undermining traditional union practices and patterns of collective bargaining. Many firms have dismantled their internal labor market's job structures, repudiated their former implicit promises of job security, and instead instituted workplace practices that do not depend upon long-term attachment between the employee and the firm. As employers reorganize the workplace to achieve flexibility rather than stability, many features of the labor laws and industrial union practices have become problematic. This Article identifies the ways in which current labor law and traditional union practices are in tension with the new employment relationship, and then proposes forms of employee representation that are compatible with the new workplace.
Katherine V. Stone,
Employee Representation in the Boundaryless Workplace,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
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