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Locate the following article in the Business Source Ultimate database in the
CSU Online Library:
Hurd, R. W. (2013). Moving beyond the critical
Does the law
preclude a future for US unions? Labor
54(2), 193-200.
This article is a reflective essay that assesses the
strength of comments
made by Christopher L. Tomlins in his book The State and Unions
which looks back over the past quarter century. Various predictions
were made
concerning union decline and failed revival efforts as
well as
rights offered to the U.S. working class.
Using all of the knowledge accumulated in this unit and in
previous units,
write a critique of the article. You may use other academic
resources to
support your points as necessary. Your critique must be at least
three pages
Your critique should address the questions
What are the author’s main points?
Do the arguments presented by the author support the main point?
What evidence supports the main point? For example, if Tomlin’s thesis

that the New Deal offered only a counterfeit liberty to labor is
effect does that have on employee morale?
Briefly describe two collective bargaining strategies companies use when

dealing with unions. How can these strategies affect employee
What is your opinion of the article?
What evidence, either from the textbook or from additional sources,

supports your opinion?
Be sure to follow the guidelines below.
Accurately identify the premise and supporting points from the article.

Provide an insightful and thorough analysis of the information from the

article, including using evidence as well as reasonable and

Link material to course content and real-world situations.
Organize the material logically by using smooth transitions and by

grouping similar material together.
Cite all sources used; paraphrased and quoted material must have

accompanying citations in APA format.

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