Clinton and Labor Essay by The Research Group

Clinton and Labor
An examination of the Union's role in the President's economic plan, discussing the National Labor Relations Board, business vs. labor, strikes and retraining.
# 19999 | 2,475 words | 15 sources | 1993 | US


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"The development of a new economic policy requires that the role of organized labor be given its due. A Democratic administration is in power now and, in contrast to the previous Republican one, holds a position of respect among labor's representative organizations, the unions, who have felt sorely the neglect of the past 12 years (Bernstein, "Guarded Smiles" 104). The opportunity to use that spirit of cooperation is now.

Historically, the Democratic Party has enjoyed unilateral labor support since the 1930s and Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal programs: the strong, pro-labor stance of the National Labor Relations Act (1935) gave credence to the Democratic-liberal message of a society where money is not the only thing that matters in the process of political action. The 1980s, however, saw that alliance erode, a consequence of two factors ..."

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