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Skilled hands, strong spirits : a century of building trades history

Author: Grace Palladino
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005.
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Palladino, Grace.
Skilled hands, strong spirits.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004017450
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Palladino
ISBN: 9781501729300 1501729306
OCLC Number: 1036871254
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages : illustrations
Contents: Skyscrapers, building trades councils, and the rise of the structural building trades --
Alliance --
The founding brothers : from the Structural Building Trades Alliance to the Building Trades Department --
"Sticking apart" : work, jurisdiction, and solidarity --
The high price of unity : conflict, crisis, and coming together --
Government matters --
A New Deal for labor : depression, recovery, and government-labor relations --
From Pearl Harbor to Denver : the building trades in war and peace --
The economic power of skill : mechanics, contractors, and civil rights --
Reorganizing the future --
From boom to bust : wage spirals, the business roundtable, and open-shop --
Construction --
Back to basics : the COMET Program, internal tensions, and the Las Vegas campaign.
Responsibility: Grace Palladino.

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