Neither Free Nor Fair: The Subversion of Democracy Under NLRB Elections contrasts what NLRB elections look like in the real world with what happens in elections for public office. By Gordon Lafer, Ph.D. American Rights at Work July 2007 Executive Summary (PDF: 4 pages, 77KB) Full Report (PDF: 72 pages, 733 KB)… Read More»

CONTACT: Kimberly Freeman, 202-822-2127, ext. 111 WASHINGTON, DC—In response to the introduction of the Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 800) in the House last week, business special interest groups have launched a campaign to derail reform of the nation’s broken labor law system. “The notion that corporate lobbying coalitions… Read More»

American Rights at Work commissioned University of Oregon political scientist Gordon Lafer to investigate how current union election procedures measure up to U.S. democratic standards.  Lafer engaged in a thorough examination of the political philosophy and published works of the founders, the historical development of electoral law and jurisprudence, and… Read More»