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A shameful business : the case for human rights in the American workplace

Author: James A Gross
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2010.
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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  Read more...
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Gross, James A., 1933-
Shameful business.
Ithaca : ILR Press/Cornell University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)802299014
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Gross
ISBN: 9780801448447 0801448441 9780801476440 0801476445
OCLC Number: 427439521
Notes: "ILR/Cornell paperbacks"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: viii, 251 pages ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: James A. Gross.

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This book encourages a bold new vision for workers, whether organized or not, that would signify a radical rethinking of social values and the concept of workplace rights and justice in the  Read more...

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