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The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Ronald W. Schatz


Ronald W. Schatz tells the story of the team of young economists and lawyers recruited to the National War Labor Board to resolve union-management conflicts during the Second World War. The crew (including Clark Kerr, John Dunlop, Jean McKelvey, and Marvin Miller) exerted broad influence on the U.S. economy and society for the next forty years. They handled thousands of grievances and strikes. They founded academic industrial relations programs. When the 1960s student movement erupted, universities appointed them as top administrators charged with quelling the conflicts. In the 1970s, they dev ... More

Keywords: industrial relations, conflict resolution, World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, National War Labor Board, Arbitrators, George W. Taylor, John T. Dunlop, Jean McKelvey, Clark Kerr

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043628
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald W. Schatz, author
Wesleyan University