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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
synthesis:
Does the law
preclude a future for US unions? Labor
History,
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
(1985),
which looks back over the past quarter century. Various predictions
were made
concerning union decline and failed revival efforts as
well as
counterfeit
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
in
length.
Your critique should address the questions
below.
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
true,
what
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
morale?
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
compelling

interpretations.
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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