Lincoln-Douglas - Nov-Dec 2021 - Right to Strike

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Stand firm against oppressive opponents with these tips on the Nov-Dec LD resolution, and your labor will be rewarded.

TIME STAMPS:

Background 4:51
Definitions & Framing 26:17
Affirmative 45:54
Negative 1:04:51
Final Thoughts 1:26:55

SOURCES CITED

NLRB, The Right to Strike:https://www.nlrb.gov/strikes

European Public Service Union, factsheet on country-specific rules: https://www.epsu.org/article/right-strike-country-factsheets

UN Int’l Covenant recognizing that RTS has conditions: https://www.ohchr.org/en/professionalinterest/pages/cescr.aspx

Ariel Cohen, on generic singulars and bare plurals: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.554.8198&rep=rep1&type=pdf

Jorge Andres’ Garcia (2017), The Right to Strike as a Fundamental Human Right: https://www.redalyc.org/pdf/1770/177054481008.pdf

Morris & Bolesta (2019), intermittent strikes not protected: https://www.laboremploymentlawblog.com/2019/08/articles/national-labor-relations-act/intermittent-strikes-unprotected/

AFFIRMATIVE

Woojin Lim, Harvard Crimson (2019), general importance of RTS: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2019/12/11/lim-right-to-strike/

Diana Reddy, Yale Law Journal (2021), core case for broader RTS: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3785011

James Gray Pope (2004), right to strike is dramatically curtailed in US law: https://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1620&context=mlr

Alex Gourevitch (2018), The Right to Strike: A Radical View: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/right-to-strike-a-radical-view/8B521F67E28D4FAE1967B17959620424

Chris Rhomberg, Fordham University (2012), on repression of RTS in status quo: https://www.fordham.edu/download/downloads/id/1129/the_return_of_judicial_repression_what_has

Tom Vanheuvelen, Univ. of Illinois (2018), on weakened unions hurting wages for all:https://academic.oup.com/sf/article-abstract/97/2/495/5025596?redirectedFrom=fulltext

Summary of Vanhuevelen for those without paywall access: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-is-how-much-the-decline-in-labor-unions-has-cut-the-pay-for-all-workers-2018-08-23

Cramton and others (1995), empirically, barring replacement of striking workers raises wages: https://www.nber.org/system/files/working_papers/w5105/w5105.pdf

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez and others (2020), strike exposure raises support for labor: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/perspectives-on-politics/article/schooled-by-strikes-the-effects-of-largescale-labor-unrest-on-mass-attitudes-toward-the-labor-movement/0B7101A887DCE4134E26B758D082C8DB

Jelle Visser (2019), growing number of gig workers currently excluded from RTS: https://www.ilo.org/actrav/pubs/WCMS_722482/lang--en/index.htm

James Brudney (2021), Right To Strike As Customary International Law: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1710&context=yjil

NEGATIVE

Courtney Vinopal (Oct. 2021), on Italian anti-vaccine strikes: https://qz.com/2074464/italys-new-vaccine-mandate-prompts-labor-strikes-protests/

George Reisman (2014), How Labor Unions Hurt Workers: https://mises.org/library/how-labor-unions-hurt-workers

Richard Epstein, Hoover Inst. (2020), weaker unions are good for employment: ttps://www.hoover.org/research/decline-unions-good-news

James Sherk, Heritage Foundation (2009), on union strength harming consumers and others: https://www.heritage.org/jobs-and-labor/report/what-unions-do-how-labor-unions-affect-jobs-and-the-economy

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) (2014), even unions agree with conditions (at p.95): https://www.ituc-csi.org/IMG/pdf/ituc_final_brief_on_the_right_to_strike.pdf

SCOTUS, Emporium Capwell Co. v. Western Addition (1975), wildcat strikes hurt union bargaining power: https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/420/50/

Alan Farnham, ABC News, criminal charges against union organizers (2011): https://abcnews.go.com/Business/nasty-union-violence-legal/story?id=14572790

Mlungisi Tenza, University of Kwazulu-Natal (2020), on frequency of violent strikes in South Africa: http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1682-58532020000300004

Morgan Reynolds, Foundation for Economic Education (1983): https://fee.org/articles/unions-and-violence/

Int’l Labor Organization, barring strikes in emergencies: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:70002:0::NO::P70002_HIER_ELEMENT_ID,P70002_HIER_LEVEL:3945663,2

Ramesh Aacharaya (2016), against doctor strikes: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/303859912_Medical_Doctors'_Strike_An_Ethical_Overview_with_Reference_to_the_Indian_Context (paywalled)

Labor Comm. on Racial and Econ. Justice (2016), racism in strikes and unions: https://racial-justice.aflcio.org/blog/est-aliquid-se-ipsum-flagitiosum-etiamsi-nulla

Estlund, Yale Law Jounal (2018), on automation in tension with labor unions: https://www.yalelawjournal.org/pdf/Estlund_4opp7v2g.pdf
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