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    In this respect, then, NAFTA may be increasing the economic insecurity among U.S. workers. Kate Bronfenbrenner, Director of Labor Education Research at Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, researched this issue.  She found that in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) certification elections, more than 50% of employers made threats to close all or part of the plant during the organizing drive.32 By comparison, in the late 1980s, only 29% of employers made plant closing threats during NLRB campaigns.  Also, it is possible that threats to close plants prevented union organizing drives from getting underway.

    NAFTA: Economic Effects on the United States

    "The time for justice is always right now!" - Samantha Booke, Wiley College debate team, 1935

    by Edgewater on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 09:26:45 AM PST

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