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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Yates, Michael, 1946-
Why unions matter.
New York : Monthly Review press, c2009
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||1 online resource (240 p.)|
|Contents:||Why unions? : Strength in numbers ; The first U.S. unions ; Do unions work? ; Unions and dignity --
How unions form : A little history ; How unions form ; Successful union organizing ; With the California Nurses' Association in Texas --
Union structures and democracy : Locals and internationals ; Union structure and the law ; An example of union democracy ; A local union meeting --
Collective bargaining : The IWW's case against collective bargaining ; Strategies of the contract campaign ; Bargaining in wartime ; At the table ; The agreement ; Politics and collective bargaining --
Unions and politics : Why U.S. labor politics are different ; Labor politics in the 1930s ; Labor politics today ; The Missouri victory against right-to-work ; Workers of the world suppressed ; The American Institute for Free Labor Development ; The time is ripe ; The Employee Free Choice Act --
Race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation : unions and race ; The United Packinghouse Workers ; The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters ; Unions and women ; Women in struggle ; The intersection of race and gender ; Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender/transsexual workers ; What collective bargaining has won ; Politics of liberation --
Immigrant workers : A nation of immigrants ; The United Farm Workers Union ; The Immokalee Farm Workers' take on the fast food companies --
The task ahead : The difficulties labor faces ; Labor's decline: external forces ; Labor's decline: internal forces ; The "new voice" ; An international labor movement ; Still to come.
|Responsibility:||Michael D. Yates.|
"A comprehensive, readable introduction to the history, structure, functioning, and yes, the problems of United States unions. For labor and political activists just coming on the scene or veterans