The Understanding Series titles are treatises on a specific area of law. They provide an in-depth discussion of the area of law and could be called paperback hornbooks. This book provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of a wide range of labor law topics, dealing with issues covered in most labor law courses, such as organizing, collective bargaining, strikes, picketing, lockouts, and boycotts. In addition, an introductory chapter deals with developments in employment-at-will law. The book also covers topics often dealt with in advanced labor law courses, such as enforcement of the labor agreement, preemption, antitrust, union members’ rights and the duty of fair representation. Augmenting discussion of major cases included in labor law casebooks, this text discusses NLRB decisions and refers to secondary sources where appropriate, making it an ideal starting point for labor law research. Each chapter concludes with a list of “Chapter Highlights”, summarizing key concepts, especially those which students often misunderstand. This feature makes the book particularly helpful as a study aid.