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Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Using Institutional Leverage to Influence the Side Agreements

Tamara Kay and R. L. Evans

in Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190847432
eISBN:
9780190847470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847432.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores how activists used institutional channels to influence the side agreements. It reveals, through documented interactions, the cat-and-mouse game between activists and the state ... More


1 Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Deunionizing the Private Sector

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the debate over right to work (RTW) and the corporate lobbies' efforts to deunionize the private sector. It first considers the politics of RTW and its proponents' two main ... More


Mobilizing Public and Legislative Hostility against NAFTA

Tamara Kay and R. L. Evans

in Trade Battles: Activism and the Politicization of International Trade Policy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190847432
eISBN:
9780190847470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190847432.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how activists used outsider strategies and mobilized public pressure to increase legislative opposition to NAFTA during the substantive treaty negotiations that followed passage ... More


Recruiter Incentives and Alternatives

Philip Martin

in Merchants of Labor: Recruiters and International Labor Migration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198808022
eISBN:
9780191845819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808022.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The stick of enforcement has not been sufficient to persuade recruiters to obey laws protecting low-skilled migrants, so this chapter turns to the carrot of incentives to induce recruiter compliance. ... More


Distributive Justice and Labour Law

Guy Davidov

in Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198825272
eISBN:
9780191863998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198825272.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

Redistribution is considered one of the main goals of labour law. When we refer to redistribution as a goal, we usually do so, implicitly, as shorthand for distributive justice. The goal of this ... More


Belgium: National Correspondents: Prof Melissa Vanmeenen and Dr Roel Fransis

in Rescue of Business in Europe: A European Law Institute Instrument

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198826521
eISBN:
9780191932274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826521.003.0018
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Under strict conditions it is accepted that an insolvent company turns to a voluntary winding up proceeding in accordance with the general rules of the Belgian Companies Code in respect of ... More


The Road to Redemption

Maury Klein

in Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195369892
eISBN:
9780190254636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195369892.003.0030
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Union Pacific Railroad's road to recovery and redemption. Houston, the most difficult and complex terminal in the nation, continued to plague operations. Every element of the ... More


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