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Should Labor Defend Worker Rights as Human Rights? A Debate
Articles and Chapters
  • Jay Youngdahl, The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C.
  • Lance A Compa, Cornell University
Publication Date
The authors debate the relative merits and drawbacks of defining the labor movement under the umbrella of human rights, and the virtues of the rights of the individual versus the solidarity of the community.

Suggested Citation
Youngdahl, J. & Compa, L. (2009). Should labor defend worker rights as human rights? A debate [Electronic version]. New Labor Forum, 18(1), 31-37.

Required Publishers Statement
Copyright by the Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY. This debate appears in New Labor Forum’s Winter 2009 issue. To subscribe to New Labor Forum, please visit

Citation Information
Jay Youngdahl and Lance A Compa. "Should Labor Defend Worker Rights as Human Rights? A Debate" (2009)
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