Part II of this article will begin by reviewing the growing awareness before 1925 of the crisis in the New England textile industry and the emergence of John Winant as a concerned leader. Part III examines the early effort to confront the decline with new corporate and public policies. Part IV chronicles the pursuit of labor standards through interstate compacts and alternatives. Part V focuses upon joining the ILO and the questions that arose regarding the relationship of conventions to domestic law. Part VI describes the post-World War II attacks on the ILO which undermined, until the 1990s, the United States' willingness to protect global labor rights.
Edward C. Lorenz, The Search for Constitutional Protection of Labor Standards, 1924-1941: From Interstate Compacts to International Treaties, 23 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 569 (2000).