A Proposed Pro-Labor Step for Antitrust
Competition Policy International (CPI)
markets, merger, competition, labor, marginal costs
Decades of aggressive mergers and acquisitions have concentrated markets, which can impose serious harm, including to the workers whose jobs are key targets of merger “efficiencies.” We urge antitrust enforcers to protect both working Americans and healthy markets by specifying that, as a matter of prosecutorial discretion, layoffs of workers will not be considered pro-competitive “efficiencies” that can offset the harms of otherwise anti-competitive mergers.
Sagers, Chris and Pittman, Russell, "A Proposed Pro-Labor Step for Antitrust" (2021). Law Faculty Articles and Essays. 1178.