Vanderbilt Law Review


Linda L. Rippey

First Page



This Special Project Note analyzes the labor relations systems of the Federal Republic of Germany, Japan, and Sweden, focusing on the statutory developments as well as the social, political, and economic factors that shape those systems. Parts II through IV discuss the general structure and operation of each of these systems. Part V compares and contrasts these systems to the American system by applying them to a hypothetical corporate merger. Finally, Part VI discusses the feasibility of a partial or total adoption of any of the three foreign systems by the United States.