Reviews history of priority of claims of wage-earners in bankruptcy beginning with the Bankruptcy Act of 1840 and concluding with the decision of the Supreme Court in Howard Delivery Service v. Zurich American Ins. Co.
C. Scott Pryor, The Missing Piece of the Puzzle: Perspectives on the Wage Priority in Bankruptcy, 16 Am. Bankr. Inst. L. Rev. 121 (2008).