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Purchase West's Employee and Union Member Guide to Labor Law by the National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee.  This 3-volume set for labor law practitioners, union representatives and workers is prepared by the NLG Labor & Employment Committee.  This manual is designed for activists.  It provides an exhaustive review of significant areas of labor law.  It contains a summary of substantial rules of law, proven strategies for labor activists, and major federal labor law statutes.   NLG L&EC members receive a 25% discount from the list price of the print or eBook version and our Committee receives a percentage of the royalties.  Click here for a flyer and the price (without the discount).

The book covers a wide variety of labor issues including:   

  • Organizing the Unorganized
  • Opposing Discriminatory Discharges
  • The Duty to Bargain Collectively
  • The Right to Strike and Other Forms of Economic Action
  • The Rights of Construction Workers
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Workers with Disabilities: The ADA and Other Laws
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Pensions and Other Employee Benefits
  • The WARN Act
  • The Duty of Fair Representation
  • The Rights of Union Members within Their Unions
  • Internal Union Elections
  • Representing Unions and Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

To order the book and for additional details including a full table of contents, visit the West on-line store or call (800) 344-5009.  Click here for a flyer about the book.  Dues paying members of the NLG L&EC are entitled to a 25% discount on this publication.  Visit the online store and enter code LABOR25 at checkout.

Are you interested in helping update this practice set?  From time to time, chapter authors retire and you can volunteer to take on a chapter in exchange for a complimentary copy of the entire three-volume treatise and complimentary updates for as long as you keep your material up to date.  You will be expected to submit updates once per year, in either July or January, but are welcome to submit updates twice per year.  Contact editor Elise Gautier for more information.


UC Berkeley Labor Center Releases California Workers' Rights: A Manual of Job Rights, Protections and Remedies

This new, up-to-date 2016 4th edition is an essential guide for California workers and offers a basic overview of the legal protections for workers under California and federal law, written in understandable language, designed for use by workers and those who represent them.

For more information, including excerpts and ordering information, click here.

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