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How Obama Could Fix Labour Law

LSE Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group public lecture

The current US system for union recognition on the basis of employee elections has long been fundamentally defective, because of the wide scope for employer obstructionism. The current proposals backed by American unions and the Democratic majority in Congress would replace elections by a ‘card-check’ provision; but this would also be open to abuse. Instead, Gould suggests measures to reform the current system while retaining the election mechanism.

William B Gould IV was chairman of the National Labor Relations Board under the Clinton administration, writing about this experience in his memoir Labored Relations. Currently he is Emeritus Charles A Beardsley Professor of Law at Stanford. A prolific scholar of labour and discrimination law, William B Gould IV has been an influential voice on worker-management relations for over 40 years. He is an alumnus of LSE.


Professor William B Gould IV | talks
Chair: Professor Richard Hyman | talks


Date and Time:

26 May 2009 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



New Theatre, London School of Economics & Political Science
Houghton St

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