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Why unions matter

Author: Michael Yates
Publisher: New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and egalitarian. Yates uses simple language, clear data, and engaging examples to show why workers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Yates, Michael, 1946-
Why unions matter.
New York : Monthly Review press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008054520
(OCoLC)276816793
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Yates
ISBN: 9781583673676 1583673679
OCLC Number: 823170560
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (240 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: 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.

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In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and egalitarian. Yates uses simple language, clear data, and engaging examples to show why workers need unions, how unions are formed, how they operate, how collective bargaining works, the role of unions in politics, and what unions have done to bring workers together across the.

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