San Diego Law Review


Willard Wirtz

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This is the transcription of a speech delivered on March 19, 1991 at the Seventh Annual Nathanial Nathanson Memorial Lecture at the University of San Diego School of Law. The speech encompasses four major areas of human rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Mr. Wirtz discusses alternative methods of dispute resolution, the role of labor unions, the international effects of labor standards, and the implications of the extraordinary changes that were taking place at that time in the American workforce and in the nature of work. The author suggests prospects that are relevant to the role of law and legal architects in perfecting the employment relationship. He concludes with hope that the law of human rights and the recognition of responsibility at the workplace will grow at least as much in the period ahead as it has within the last sixty years.

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