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"When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers?"

How is US labor law premised on the belief "When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers?" Also describe specific provisions in US labor law that are intended to address this concern.

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1. How is US labor law premised on the belief "When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers."

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. This proverb is still fitting today. Simply put, when the large - the strong, the dominant - fight, it is the small - the weak, the least powerful - who suffer most. It is true that it doesn't matter which elephant wins, or loses, the grass beneath their feet will always be trampled and destroyed. (http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/vol15/no1/whenelephantsfight.html).

This proverb reflects the labor law ideology- where the corporations competing are the "elephants" fighting to compete and the workers are the "grass" being trampled in the process. Even though at the beginning people are on the same level, one group ...

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This solution explores how the United States labor law is premised on the belief "When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers," as well as describes specific provisions in US labor law that are intended to address this concern. This solution also includes an informative article on the topic.

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