Professor Matthew Finkin, a labor law expert, was quoted in a recent VICE article about McDonald's using surveillance to determine employee involvement in labor movements. In an interview, Finkin said that surveilling workers is a tradition in the United States that goes back to the early 20th century with the Pinkerton Detective Agency.
"Surveillance for the purpose of determining union activity is a violation of federal labor law," Finkin said.
"It’s as outrageous now as it was a hundred years ago," Finkin added, referring to congressional investigations in the previous century and a long history of surveillance against labor organizers. "What’s new here is the deployment of technology."
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