Karl E. Klare

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This Article is occasioned by the state of crisis which the labor and civil rights movements have simultaneously entered. It attempts to develop new ways of understanding the historical origins of the present crises. My purpose is to contribute to the discussion of class and race in American life by exploring a series of parallels, convergences, and connections between labor law and civil rights law. The particular focus of the Article is on certain limitations of collective bargaining law and an instrument for achieving democracy in the workplace and upon certain limitations of civil rights law as a process for achieving an end to racial domination.

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labor law, collective bargaining, Law

Original Citation

Originally published in Oregon Law Review, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 157-200, 1982.