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Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations
International and Domestic Perspectives
James A. Gross (Editor); Lance Compa (Editor)


Paper, 2009 ISBN: 978-0913447-98-7
$ 29.95   £22.95

The concept of human rights at work has advanced significantly in the last decade. The authors of the essays in Human Rights in Labor and Employment Relations focus in various ways on how the promotion and protection of human rights at workplaces here and around the world posit a new set of values and approaches that challenge every orthodoxy in the employment relations field, every practice and rule based in that orthodoxy, and even the underlying premises and intellectual foundations of contemporary labor and employment systems. The authors constitute a diverse and accomplished group of human rights activists, practitioners, and scholars. Implementing the theme of the volume, they address a wide range of important subjects: worker health and safety, child labor, worker freedom of association, migrant and forced labor, the human rights obligations of employers, workplace discrimination, and workers with disabilities. The authors also discuss the implications of their findings for labor and employment research and, where relevant, make pragmatic proposals for change. Contributors: Susanne M. Bruyére, Cornell University; Lance Compa, Cornell University; James A. Gross, Cornell University; Jeffrey Hilgert, Cornell University; Barbara Murray, International Labour Organization; Tonia Novitz, University of Bristol; Maria L. Ontiveros, University of San Francisco Law School; Edward E. Potter, Director of Global Workplace Rights, Coca-Cola Company and U.S. Employer Delegate, International Labour Organization Conference; Marika McCauley Sine, Global Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Coca-Cola Company; Rebecca Smith, National Employment Law Project; Burns H. Weston, University of Iowa

About the Author
James A. Gross is Professor of Labor Law at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. He is editor of Workers' Rights as Human Rights, also from Cornell. Lance Compa is Senior Lecturer at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. He is author of Unfair Advantage: Workers' Freedom of Association in the United States under International Human Rights Standards, also from Cornell.

Subject Areas
Industrial and Labor Relations
Political Science / Human Rights
Business Management & Human Resources