American labor unions

what they are and how they work.
  • 270 Pages
  • 3.94 MB
  • English
Harper , New York
Labor unions -- United St


United St

LC ClassificationsHD6508 .P42 1952
The Physical Object
Pagination270 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6094320M
LC Control Number51011948

The End of American Labor Unions: The Right-to-Work Movement and the Erosion of Collective Bargaining [Raymond L.

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Hogler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By examining the history of the legal regulation of union actions, this fascinating book offers a new interpretation of American labor-law policy―and its harmful impact on workers by: 3.

The American Labor Union (ALU) was a radical labor organization launched as the Western Labor Union (WLU) in The organization was established by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) in an effort to build a federation of trade unions in the aftermath of the failed Leadville Miners' Strike of The group changed its name from WLU to.

Aug 06,  · Can labor unions be revived. Present, and Future of American Labor,” which is officially published Tuesday. Greenhouse’s book chronicles. Aug 14,  · "State of the Union" isn't really a history of American labor unions in the 20th century.

It doesn't analyze labor markets, describe organizing campaigns, or chart the ups and downs of labor law and politics in any detail. Instead, it's a series of semi-independent essays -- organized chronologically -- on the role of unions in American by: That policy brought them into conflict with the established craft unions, who joined together to form the American Federation of Labor (AFL; see American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) in the s under Samuel Gompers.

The Knights, thereafter, declined in. Mar 01,  · The End of American Labor Unions is an extraordinary read and a fundamentally imperative addition to academic library reference American Labor History reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists." —Midwest Book Review "The End Of American Labor Unions is a good little book, packed with insight and analysis.

This is a list of labor unions in the United exist to represent the interests of workers, who form the membership. Under US labor law, the National Labor Relations Act is the primary statute which gives US unions rights.

The rights of members are governed by the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act List Below. “What I fear is that the there is a systematiceffort to wipe clean our national memory of the capacity and benefits ofworkers acting collectively and buildingstrong unions.

Greenhouse’s book helps us remember that labor unions really did build the middle class, raise the dignity of workers, and civilize workplaces.

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User Review - Flag as inappropriate Well written Hi, This book is well written. It is a commentary on Labor Unions of the early 20th century. Lots of good vocabulary.5/5(1). Labor unions have existed in one form or another in the United States since the birth of the country.

They were created in an effort to protect the working population from abuses such as. Jan 27,  · Organized labor, rooted in industries such as steel and heavy machinery, has had trouble responding to these changes.

Unions prospered in the years immediately following World War II, but in later years, as the number of workers employed in the traditional manufacturing industries has declined, union membership has dropped.

To attempt to relate the story of American labor unions in one volume is a bold undertaking. Books can be -- and have been -- written about dozens of individual aspects of labor unions in the United States.

Nov 29,  · Why America’s labor unions are about to die Right to work figures importantly in the struggle between labor and capital. As I show in my book on the subject, right-to-work laws are Author: Raymond Hogler.

The origin of labor unions dates back to the eighteenth century and the industrial revolution in Europe. Union membership and power peaked around At that time, private sector union membership began a steady decline that continues today.

However, membership in public. The book ends with some muscular ideas: 1) Unions must again connect with a higher cause. Remember that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Author: Katharine Whittemore.

Dec 01,  · In this incisive reinterpretation of the history of the American labor movement, Howard Kimeldorf challenges received thinking about rank-and-file workers and the character of their unions.

Battling for American Labor answers the baffling question of how, while mounting some of the most aggressive challenges to employing classes anywhere in the world, organized labor in the United. Note: Citations are based on reference standards.

However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

American Labor Merit Badge Workbook Explain to your counselor what labor unions are, what they do, and what services they provide to members. What they are: Choose a labor issue of widespread interest to American workers-an issue in the news currently or known to you from your.

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This is a good place to start. The two long books cover a lot of territory, but they succeed in putting labor history in context.

It's not a book to read straight through as much as a reference to investigate eras and concepts, but it's well-written, accessible, and it has pictures. Jan 01,  · s/t: From the First Trade Unions to the Present This book traces women's struggle for freedom, equality & unity on the labor front from the first Colonial trade unions to the struggle for a voice in the 20th century labor movements/5.

Chomsky's Recommended Labor History Books List The following is a book list on Labor History made from the references in Noam Chomsky's books. See the home page for details. Mar 30,  · The End of American Labor Unions is an extraordinary read and a fundamentally imperative addition to academic library reference American Labor History reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists." - Midwest Book Review "The End Of American Labor Unions is a good little book, packed with insight and analysisPrice: $ The only book to investigate how the mob has exploited the American labor movement, Mobsters, Unions, and Feds is the most comprehensive study to date of how labor racketeering evolved and how the government has finally resolved to eradicate it.

Dec 18,  · Early in his new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse makes a striking observation.

He writes, “There’s a hugely important but often overlooked phenomenon that goes far to explain why so many bad things are happening to American workers, and that is the decades-long.

Get this from a library. American labor unions: what they are and how they work. [Florence Peterson] -- The purpose of this volume is to describe how labor unions, as organisms, perform their functions and conduct their daily affairs.

This volume does not deal with those subjects commonly classified. This collection addresses the history of labor in the postwar years by exploring the impact of the global contest between the United States and the Soviet Union on American workers and labor unions.

The essays focus on the actual behavior of Americans in their. Aug 03,  · Academics debate why American workers are in many ways worse off than their counterparts elsewhere, but there is overriding agreement on.

The AFL-CIO is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America. We resolve to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; to vanquish oppression, privation and cruelty in all their forms; and to join with all persons, of whatever nationality or faith, who cherish the cause of democracy.

Aug 01,  · “Millions of Americans know little about what unions have achieved over American history,” he writes. “Labor unions, and their ability to create a powerful collective voice for workers Author: Margot Roosevelt. A summary of The Labor Movement: – in History SparkNotes's The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (–).

Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Gilded Age & the Progressive Era (–) and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Aug 06,  · RSF grantee and visiting researcher Steven Greenhouse has published a new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Penguin Random House).

Greenhouse received a Presidential Authority grant from the Russell Sage Foundation in to support the development of this book. A former New York Times labor reporter, Greenhouse was a visiting.Mar 08,  · Labor and the ‘Civil Right’ to Organize.

in his book Restoring the Power of Unions, Eric Alterman is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a CUNY distinguished.A Brief Look at the American Communist Party and Labor Unions.

This article relates to The Last Ballad. America prospered at the turn of the 20th century, but that prosperity wasn't reflected in working conditions or compensation for laborers.