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Employee and Union Member Guide to Labor LawThis 3-volume set by the National Lawyers Guild, Labor & Employment Committee is a guide for labor law practitioners, union representatives and workers.  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.  

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

Additional details including a full table of contents or to order the guide here

Dues paying members of the NLG L&EC are entitled to a 25% discount of the print or eBook version.  Members, please contact us for your discount code. 


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.