Labor relations present three principal kinds of constitutional issues. First, to what extent does the first amendment protect employees’ efforts to organize labor unions and solicit support, and to what extent does it limit the power of unions over their members? Second, how does the doctrine of federal preemption restrict the states in regulating union and management activities? Third, what due process guarantees may employers and employees invoke in response to federal and state laws establishing new substantive rules and remedies in employment? Although the Supreme Court has never squarely?
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
St. Antoine, Theodore J. "Labor." In Encyclopedia of the American Constitution, edited by Leonard W. Levy et al., 297-8. New York: Macmillan, 1992.