Columbia University and Incarcerated Worker Labor Unions Under the National Labor Relations Act

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Goad, Kara
Prison labor; Incarcerated workers; Convict labor; Prisoners' labor unions; National Labor Relations Act; Labor and Employment Law; Law Enforcement and Corrections
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Kara Goad’s research examines the forms and terms of labor that incarcerated workers perform in American prisons, seeking to demonstrate that labor law could provide potential remedies for work-related grievances.Goad’s research includes traditional statutory and case law analysis along with examinations of prison statistics, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decisions and other administrative law materials relating to prisons and labor law. She uses her findings lay out a path for incarcerated workers to potentially unionize under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).