Organizing worth its salt: the protected status of paid union organizers
The union practice of 'salting' should be protected under Section 8(a)(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). 'Salting' involves sending union organizers to apply for positions at a non-union company. The practice provides a way for unions to gain access to non-unionized workplaces and thus is consonant with the NRLA's purpose of facilitating employees' ability to organize. Therefore, employers should not be allowed to reject an applicant because of simultaneous employment as a union organizer. The National Labor Relations Board has protected salting, but appeals courts have not all supported the Board's position.
Publication Name: Harvard Law Review
The rush for state shares in the "Klondyke" of wild east capitalism: loans-for-shares transactions in Russia
The first round of privatization of Russian government enterprises from 1992 to 1994 was widely accepted as fair and transparent, but the second round in 1995 has been seen as corrupt, collusive and bad for the Russian economy. The second privatization round focused on auctioning remaining government assets and entering into a loans-for-shares program. The auctions yielded insufficient revenues. The loan transactions were rigged to favor a small consortium of banks and excluded foreign investors. Russian economic reforms cannot focus solely on revenue generation through privatization.
Publication Name: George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics
Milking capitalism for all it's worth
Economic growth needs to be limited to a sustainable level, even though traditional capitalists hold up endless growth as an ideal. What we produce and consume is not the yardstick of our quality of life. The free market idea of the survival of the fittest often comes with an excessive concentration on work life at the expense of other areas which are equally important.
Publication Name: Business and Society Review
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