Vanderbilt Law Review

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The purpose of this article is to examine some of the implications of the Burns decision for management officials contemplating a takeover and more specifically to consider the extent to which a successor employer may be bound by the provisions of its predecessor's bargaining agreement. Although the article focuses on the Burns case itself, some consideration also is given to the Court's earlier decision in John Wiley & Sons, Inc. v. Livingston and to the question whether Wiley provides a means of avoiding the mandates of Burns.