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Book Review

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35 Va. L. Rev. 804 (1949)


The distinguished and experienced labor law counsel to the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey has written an amazingly detailed reference work dealing with the mechanics of drafting collective bargaining agreements. The book is almost free of substantive references. Its approach to the problem of drafting a collective bargaining agreement is not unlike that taken to composition in general by William Strunk, Jr.'s famous The Elements of Style.

Drafting a Union Contract is detailed beyond expectation, perhaps beyond necessity. It is an excellent primer for anyone setting out to become a draftsman of sizeable legal documents, whether labor agreements or not.



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