Background: In any aging society, the sociolegal construction of intergenerational relationships is of great importance. This study conducts an international comparison of a specific judicial issue: whether active labor unions have the legal right to strike for the purpose of improving the benefits given to nonactive workers (specifically, pensioners). Method: A comparative case law methodology was used. The texts of three different Supreme Court cases - in the United States, Canada, and Israel - were analyzed and compared. Findings: Despite the different legal outcomes, all three court rulings reflect a disregard of known and relevant social gerontology theories of intergenerational relationships. Conclusion: Social gerontological theories can play an important role in both understanding and shaping judicial policies and assisting the courts in choosing their sociojudicial narratives.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Applied Gerontology|
|State||Published - 1 Mar 2017|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© Southern Gerontological Society.
- elder law
- geriatric jurisprudence
- intergenerational justice
- jurisprudential gerontology
- labor law
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology