New York University Annual Survey of American Law
This symposium contribution will consider the role of labor relations within the so-called “woke” corporation. Part I will explore the turn in corporate behavior and corporate law theory towards an attention to stakeholders and a larger corporate purpose. Part II examines how this shift in corporate sentiment has not changed the traditional hostility towards the choice of a company’s own workers to unionize. Part III considers how to address this disjunction, both through pressure from the workers themselves and through changes in corporate law, corporate theory, and labor and employment law.
Matthew Bodie, Labor Relations at the Woke Corporation, 79 New York University Annual Survey of American Law 171 (2023)