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A shameful business : the case for human rights in the American workplace, James A. Gross

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A shameful business : the case for human rights in the American workplace
Title
A shameful business
Title remainder
the case for human rights in the American workplace
Statement of responsibility
James A. Gross
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In a book that confronts the moral choices that U.S. corporations make every day in the treatment of their workers, James A. Gross issues a clarion call for the transformation of the American workplace based on genuine respect for human rights, rather than whatever the economic and regulatory landscape might allow. Gross questions the nation's underlying fabric of values as reflected in its laws and our assumptions about workers and the workplace. Arguing that our market philosophy is incompatible with core principles of human rights, he forces readers to realign the country's labor policies so that they conform with the highest international human rights standards. To make his case, Gross assesses various aspects of U.S. labor relations--freedom of association, racial discrimination, management rights, workplace safety, and human resources--through the lens of internationally accepted human rights principles as standards of judgment. His findings are chilling
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NIC/DLC
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1933-
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Gross, James A.
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3455
LC item number
.G76 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Employee rights
  • Human rights
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor laws and legislation
Label
A shameful business : the case for human rights in the American workplace, James A. Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"ILR/Cornell paperbacks"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-241) and index
Contents
Justice and human rights -- "Without distinction of any kind" : race and human rights in the United States -- The market economics values underlying U.S. labor law : property rights over workers' rights -- Property rights over freedom of association rights : congressional and judicial value choices -- Expanding the zone of management control : devaluing the freedom of association -- Violations of the human right to life and limb : safety and health at U.S. workplaces -- The value choices of courts, OSHA, and labor arbitrators : management rights over workers' human rights -- Surreptitious violations : human resources and workplace human rights -- Crimes against humanity : concluding thoughts about choosing human rights
Control code
427439521
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780801476440
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009029432
System control number
(OCoLC)427439521
Label
A shameful business : the case for human rights in the American workplace, James A. Gross
Publication
Note
"ILR/Cornell paperbacks"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-241) and index
Contents
Justice and human rights -- "Without distinction of any kind" : race and human rights in the United States -- The market economics values underlying U.S. labor law : property rights over workers' rights -- Property rights over freedom of association rights : congressional and judicial value choices -- Expanding the zone of management control : devaluing the freedom of association -- Violations of the human right to life and limb : safety and health at U.S. workplaces -- The value choices of courts, OSHA, and labor arbitrators : management rights over workers' human rights -- Surreptitious violations : human resources and workplace human rights -- Crimes against humanity : concluding thoughts about choosing human rights
Control code
427439521
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780801476440
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009029432
System control number
(OCoLC)427439521

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