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Julius G. Getman

  • Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair Emeritus



  • Restoring the Power of Unions: It Takes a Movement (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010).
  • Strike! (Austin: Plain View Press, 2006).
  • The Future of Labor Unions: Organized Labor in the 21st Century (Austin: L.B.J. School of Public Affairs, 2004) (editor & contributor, with F. Ray Marshall).
  • The Betrayal of Local 14 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998).
  • In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education (Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1992).
  • Labor Relations: The Basic Processes, Law and Practice (Westbury, NY: Foundation Press, 1988) (with Bertrand B. Pogrebin).
  • Labor Relations: Law, Practice, and Policy (Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, 2nd ed. 1983; 1st ed. 1978) (with John Blackburn).
  • Union Representation Elections and the Role of the National Labor Relations Board (Ann Arbor: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research, [1970-1979]) (with Jeanne Brett & Stephen B. Goldberg). [Also produced as a computer file.]
  • Reference supplement (Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1978; 1972; 1971) (with Benjamin Aaron).
  • Union Representation Elections: Law and Reality (New York: Russell Sage Foundation Press, 1976) (with Stephen B. Goldberg & Jeanne B. Herman).
  • Discrimination in Employment (Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 3rd ed. 1976) (with Robert N. Covington & James E. Jones Jr.).
  • NLRB Regulation of Campaign Tactics (Chicago: American Bar Foundation Press, 1975).
  • Allocation of Power and Individual Rights (Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1973) (with Jerry R. Anderson & Eileen Silverstein).
  • Myths and Assumptions in Labor Law: The Role of Empirical Research (Washington, DC: Bureau of National Affairs, 1972) (with Jerry R. Anderson).
  • The Legal Status of Anti-Strike Breaker Replacement Laws and Ordinances (Indianapolis: Personnel and Labor Relations Department, Indiana State Chamber of Commerce, 1966).


  • Boeing, the IAM and the NLRB: Why U.S. Labor Law is Failing, 98 Minnesota Law Review 1651 (2014).
  • Winning the FLSA Battle: How Corporations Use Arbitration Clauses to Avoid Judges, Juries, Plaintiffs, and Laws [Symposium: Worlds of Work Employment Dispute Resolution Systems Across the Globe], 86 St. John's Law Review 447 (2012) (with Dan Getman).
  • Unions Make Us Strong, Poverty & Race Research Action Council, November/ December 2011 at 1.
  • A Fairer Fight: Proposed NLRB Rules for Union Elections aren't Radical, They're Sensible and Should be Adopted, Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2011 at A13.
  • The Boeing Case: Creating Outrage Out of Very Little, 27 ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law 99 (2011).
  • Ruminations on a Symposium [Papers from the Association of the American Law Schools 2011 Annual Meeting Section of Labor Relations and Employment Law], 15 Employee Rights and Employment Policy Journal 557 (2011).
  • Organized Labor is Prepared to Fight for Immigrants' Rights, Austin American-Statesman, November 29, 2008, at A17.
  • Don't Undermine Workers' Rights, Austin American-Statesman, September 28, 2008 at A9. <>
  • Bartleby, Labor and Law, 10 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business and Employment Law 717 (2008).
  • Congress Should Protect Interests of U.S. Workers, Austin American-Statesman, April 2, 2007, at A9 (with Thomas C. Kohler).
  • Was Harry Shulman Right: The Development of Arbitration in Labor Disputes, 81 St. John's Law Review 15 (2007).
  • Labor's Movement, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 11, 2005, at M5 (with Thomas C. Kohler).
  • Unions and the National Labor Relations Board, 8 WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor & Society 501 (2005).
  • The Price of a Chair, 1 Blackacre 53 (2005).
  • Don't Let Bush Take Away Workers' Overtime, Austin American-Statesman, Sept. 15, 2004, at A11 (with Dan Getman).
  • Unions & the NLRB, 8 Green Bag (2d ser.) 29 (2004).
  • Nation of Hypocrites on Labor Rights: The U.S. Has No Reason to be Proud of How It Treats Its Workers, Who Often are Denied Gains They Won Long Ago, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 12, 2003, at 11 (with F. Ray Marshall).
  • Democracy and Unions Go Together, Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2003, at M5 (with F. Ray Marshall).
  • The National Labor Relations Act: What Went Wrong; Can We Fix It?, 45 Boston College Law Review 125 (2003).
  • Diversity on Trial: Grutter v. Bollinger [Symposium], 8 Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy 7 (2002) (with Sabine Mora et al.).
  • The Continuing Assault on the Right to Strike, 79 Texas Law Review 703 (2001) (with F. Ray Marshall).
  • The Fine Line Between Success and Failure in Strikes and Organizing, 2 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor & Employment Law 719 (2000).
  • In Tribute [A Tribute to William Burnett Harvey], 75 Indiana Law Journal (2000).
  • A Labor Lawyer's View of Legal Argument [Symposium on Taking Legal Argument Seriously], 74 Chicago-Kent Law Review 409 (1999).
  • Of Labor Law and Birdsong, 30 Connecticut Law Review 1345 (1998).
  • Explaining the Fall of the Labor Movement, 41 St. Louis University Law Review 575 (1997).
  • There's No Good Reason to Junk Faculty Tenure at UT, Austin American-Statesman, July 22, 1996, at A7 (with Brian Leiter).
  • The Human Costs of Permanent Strike Replacement, 40 St. Louis University Law Journal 51 (1996).
  • The Price of a Chair, 46 Journal of Legal Education 456 (1996).
  • State Union Also for Professors, Daily Texan, Oct. 27, 1995, at 5 (with Dana Cloud & Bob Jensen).
  • Public Policy Implications of ERISA, 68 St. John's Law Review 473 (1994).
  • A Story of Voice, 55 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 973 (1994).
  • Industrial Relations in Transition: The Paper Industry Example, 102 Yale Law Journal 1803 (1993) (with F. Ray Marshall).
  • The Changing Role of Courts and the Potential Role of Unions In Overcoming Employment Discrimination, 64 Tulane Law Review 1477 (1990).
  • Dedication (in honor of Clyde W. Summers, Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law Emeritus), 138 University of Pennsylvania Law Review x (preceding p. 646) (1990) (with Janice R. Bellace, Robert A. Gorman, Alan Hyde, Louis H. Pollak & Harry H. Wellington).
  • The Internal Scholarly Jury, 39 Journal of Legal Education 337 (1989).
  • The "Yeshiva" Case Revisited: Professors' Right to Bargain is Entitled to Statutory Protection, Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 3, 1988, at 44.
  • Foreword: Academic Freedom in a Changing Society, 66 Texas Law Review 1247 (1988) (with Jacqueline W. Mintz).
  • Voices, 66 Texas Law Review 577 (1988).
  • Ruminations on Union Organizing in the Private Sector, 53 University of Chicago Law Review 45 (1986).
  • Successorship and Fair Representation, Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute 373 (1986).
  • Contributions of Empirical Data to Legal Research, 35 Journal of Legal Education 489 (1985).
  • Is the Labor Act Doing Its Job?, 15 Stetson Law Review 93 (1985).
  • Labor and Free Speech: The Curious Policy of Limited Expression [Pearl and Lawrence I. Gerber Memorial Lecture, University of Maryland School of Law], 43 Maryland Law Review 4 (1984).
  • The Relationship Between Free Choice and Labor Board Doctrine: Differing Empirical Approaches, 79 Northwestern University Law Review 721 (1984) (with Stephen B. Goldberg & Jeanne M. Brett).
  • The Common Law, Labor Law, and Reality: A Response to Professor Epstein, 92 Yale Law Journal 1415 (1983) (with Thomas C. Kohler).
  • The Structure of Post-War Labor Relations, 11 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 125 (1982-83).
  • The Courts and Collective Bargaining, 59 Chicago-Kent Law Review 969 (1983).
  • The Challenges of Organizing, 11 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 57 (1982-83).
  • Union Representation Elections: Law and Reality: The Authors Respond to the Critics, 79 Michigan Law Review 564 (1981).
  • The Process is Part of the Problem, 29 Case Western Law Review 771 (1979).
  • Labor Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, 88 Yale Law Journal 916 (1979).
  • The Protected Status of Partial Strikes, 29 Stanford Law Review 206 (1977).
  • The Behavioral Assumptions Underlying NLRB Regulation of Campaign Misrepresentations: An Empirical Evaluation, Part II, 28 Stanford Law Review 263 (1976) (with Stephen B. Goldberg).
  • NLRB Regulation of Campaign Tactics: The Behavioral Assumptions on Which the Board Regulates, Part I, 27 Stanford Law Review 1465 (1975) (with Stephen B. Goldberg). [Reprinted by the American Bar Foundation Press, 1975.]
  • Can Collyer and Gardner-Denver Coexist? A Postscript, 49 Indiana Law Journal 285 (1974).
  • A Critique of the Report of the Shreveport Experiment, 3 Journal of Legal Studies 487 (1974).
  • The Emerging Constitutional Principle of Sexual Equality, 1972-73 Supreme Court Review 157.
  • Collyer Insulated Wire: A Case of Misplaced Modesty, 49 Indiana Law Journal 57 (1973).
  • The National Labor Relations Board Voting Study: A Preliminary Report, 1 Journal of Legal Studies 233 (1972) (with Stephen B. Goldberg & Jeanne B. Herman).
  • The Myth of Labor Board Expertise, 39 University of Chicago Law Review 681 (1972).
  • Voting Behavior in NLRB Elections, 23 New York University Conference on Labor 115 (1970) (with Stephen B. Goldberg).
  • Round Table of the Whole: A Panel, 1968 Association of American Law Schools Proceedings 119 (1969).
  • The Debate Over the Caliber of Arbitrators: Judge Hays and His Critics, 44 Indiana Law Journal 182 (1969).
  • The Development of Indian Legal Education: The Impact of Language Problem, 21 Journal of Legal Education 513 (1969).
  • Grievance Arbitration: Law and Policy in the U.S., American Labour Supplement, May 15, 1968.
  • Unionisation in the Public Service, American Labour Supplement, May 15, 1968.
  • The American System of Bargaining Representation: Some Implications for India, 3 Indian Journal of Industrial Relations 459 (1968).
  • The Protection of Economic Pressure by Section 7 of the NLRA, 115 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1195 (1967).
  • Indiana Labor Relations Law: The Case for a State Labor Relations Act, 42 Indiana Law Journal 77 (1966).
  • Section 8(a)(3) of the NLRA and the Effect to Insulate Free Employee Choice, 32 University of Chicago Law Review 733 (1965).
  • The Midwest Piping Doctrine: An Example of the Need for Reappraisal of Labor Board Dogma, 31 University of Chicago Law Review 292 (1964).


  • Triangle Shirtwaist: Death, Disaster, and "Some Kind of Victory", 7 Green Bag (2d ser.) 397 (2004) (reviewing Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, by David Von Drehle).
  • Broken Promise: The Subversion of U.S. Labor Relations Policy, 1947-1994, by James A. Gross, 50 Industrial & Labor Relations Review 515 (1997).
  • Real Rape, by Susan Estrich, 1987 Harvard Law Bulletin 37.
  • The Wagner Act Cases, by Richard C. Cortner, 52 Journal of American History 165 (1965).


  • Labor and Employment Law: Labor Arbitration in United States Law, in 3 The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History 486 (Stanley N. Katz ed.; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009).
  • Law at the Workplace: The Decline of Collective Bargaining, in Law and Class in America 244 (Paul D. Carrington & Trina Jones, eds.; New York, NY: NYU Press, 2006).
  • The Story of NLRB v. Mackay Radio & Telegraph Co.: The High Cost of Solidarity, in Labor Law Stories 13 (L.J. Cooper & C.I. Fisk eds.; New York: Foundation Press, 2005) (with Thomas C. Kohler).
  • Social Science in Legal Decision-Making, in Law and the Social Sciences 581 (Leon Lipson & Stanton Wheeler eds.; New York: Sage Foundation Press, 1986) (with Phoebe C. Ellworth).

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