This new edition (formerly Oberer, Heinsz, & Nolan's Labor Law casebook) takes a distinctive approach to the topic. The first quarter provides a mini-course in American labor law history, describing the development of labor law in the U.S. This section provides students with the social, political, and economic context necessary to appreciate the doctrinal material presented in the remaining book. Unlike most labor law casebooks, this one remains lean: cases are tightly edited, notes are brief, and the text hews closely to major points. The streamlined presentation is ideal for professors who wish to supplement the material with simulations or other experiential learning exercises.