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Public workers : government employee unions, the law, and the state, 1900-1962

Author: Joseph E Slater
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : ILR Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Public Workers is the first book to analyze why public sector labor law evolved as it did, separate from and much more restrictive than private sector labor law, and what effect this law had on public sector unions, organized labor as a whole, and by extension all of American politics. Joseph E. Slater shows how public sector unions survived, represented their members, and set the stage for the most remarkable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph E Slater
ISBN: 0801440122 9780801440120
OCLC Number: 53098992
Description: viii, 260 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Boston police strike of 1919 --
Yellow-dog contracts and Seattle teachers, 1928-1931 --
Public sector labor law before legalized collective bargaining --
Ground-floor politics and the BSEIU in the 1930s --
The New York City TWU in the early 1940s --
Wisconsin's public sector labor laws of 1959 and 1962.
Responsibility: Joseph E. Slater.
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"Public Workers is the first book to analyze why public sector labor law evolved as it did, separate from and much more restrictive than private sector labor law, and what effect this law had on public sector unions, organized labor as a whole, and by extension all of American politics. Joseph E. Slater shows how public sector unions survived, represented their members, and set the stage for the most remarkable growth of worker organization in American history."--BOOK JACKET.

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