Paul F. Clark is a professor and director of the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State University. His research has focused on employment relations in the U.S. healthcare, steel, and coal industries; labor-management partnerships; union member commitment and participation; the American labor movement, and the globalization of labor markets. His research has appeared in the leading scholarly journals in industrial and labor relations, applied psychology, and international labor issues. He is the author of three books and the editor of three edited volumes. He has worked on training programs and research projects for over 50 national unions, and many local and regional unions, including AFSCME, the Steelworkers, SEIU, American Federation of Teachers, United Food and Commercial Workers, Communications Workers of America, National Education Association, and the Pennsylvania and national AFL-CIO.
In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, news reports have suggested that police unions bear some of the responsibility for the violence perpetrated against African Americans. Critics have assailed these unions for protecting officers who have abused their authority. Derek Chauvin, the former police officer facing second-degree […]