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Unions in America

Author: Gary N Chaison
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Unions in America' provides a concise and current introduction to what America's labour unions do and why they do it. Chaison portrays America's unions as complex, self-governing organisations that are struggling to regain their lost membership, bargaining power, and political influence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chaison, Gary N.
Unions in America.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, ©2006
(DLC) 2005019005
(OCoLC)60824213
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary N Chaison
ISBN: 9781452222202 1452222207 9781452225715 1452225710
OCLC Number: 808342622
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 193 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. The evolution of labor unions --
The early years --
Union decline and resurgence during the years between the wars --
Unions during and after World War II --
Conclusions --
2. Union structure and growth --
Union structure --
Union growth and decline --
Conclusions --
3. Union growth and administration --
Union government --
Union administration --
Conclusions --
4. The union as bargaining agent --
The fundamentals of bargaining --
Collective bargaining structure --
Collective bargaining agreements --
The return of concessionary bargaining --
The decline of the strike --
Conclusions --
5. Unions in politics --
Union political action --
Unions and political campaigns --
Conclusions --
6. Union revival --
Organizing --
Collective bargaining --
Political action --
Changing the unions' mission and structures --
Conclusions --
7. Conclusions : the unions of the future --
Retreat --
Rebound --
Renew --
Conclusion --
Appendix. Selective bibliography and industrial relations Websites.
Responsibility: Gary N. Chaison.
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