Globalized Labor Has Lawyers Bullish (Or Skeptical)

Law360, New York (July 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While they may be labor's adversaries at the bargaining table, some management-side lawyers say the pending merger between United Steelworkers and the biggest labor organization in the United Kingdom – a move meant to counter globalization by expanding the unions' reach – is a smart one, and a harbinger of long-term change.

On July 2, the United Steelworkers and Unite the Union signed an agreement to create “Workers Uniting – the Global Union,” which they say will be the “ first global union” and cover more...
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