The Supreme Court: Limits on Labor & Management

In the continuing struggle between big labor and big business, just what are an employer's rights? What tactics may he use if union activity threatens to hurt his business? Last week, in three landmark cases, the Supreme Court supplied some answers that set new limits on labor-management disputes.

The court's hottest case posed a particularly important question: Can an employer close a plant entirely to avoid unionization? The answer is vital to multiplant textile manufacturers who have moved South in search of low-wage and largely nonunion labor. It is equally vital to...

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