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The transformation of U.S. unions : voices, visions, and strategies from the grassroots

Author: Ray M Tillman; Michael S Cummings
Publisher: Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999.
Series: Transformations in politics and society.
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What's wrong with U.S. unions, and what could make it right? These are the questions addressed by nineteen partisans - union dissidents and noted scholars - of union democracy. Agreeing that any long-term solutions must come from the grassroots of the union movement, they argue for expansion rather than contraction, militancy rather than accommodation, and internal democracy rather than oligarchy. To break the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray M Tillman; Michael S Cummings
ISBN: 1555878121 9781555878122 155587813X 9781555878139
OCLC Number: 40200503
Description: vi, 297 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: A new labor movement in the shell of the old? / Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello --
A rising tide of union democracy / Herman Benson The new AFL-CIO: no salvation from on high for the working stiff / Jane Slaughter --
Labor: turning the corner will take more than mobilization / Michael Eisenscher --
Learning from the past to build the future / Peter Rachleff --
The dynamics of change / Kim Moody --
Unsung heroes of union democracy: rank-and-file organizers / Peter Downs --
Reform movement in the Teamsters and United Auto Workers / Ray M. Tillman. Con't. --
Hell on wheels: organizing among New York City's subway and bus workers / Steve Downs ; Tim Schermerhorn --
The local union: a rediscovered frontier / Staughton Lynd --
Restructuring Labor's identity: the justice for janitors campaign in Washington D.C. / Jane Williams --
Lessons from the UMWA / Anna M. Zajicek and Bradley Nash Jr. --
Cross-border alliances in the era of globalization / Bruce Nissen --
A strategic organizing alliance across borders / Robin Alexander and Peter Gilmore.
Series Title: Transformations in politics and society.
Other Titles: Transformations of US unions
Transformations of United States unions
Responsibility: edited by Ray M. Tillman, Michael S. Cummings.

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Addressing the state of the trade unions in the US. Eighteen contributors argue that long-term solutions have to come from the grass roots of the union movement by expansion, militancy and internal  Read more...

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