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The Resource Can unions survive? : the rejuvenation of the American labor movement, Charles B. Craver

Can unions survive? : the rejuvenation of the American labor movement, Charles B. Craver

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Can unions survive? : the rejuvenation of the American labor movement
Title
Can unions survive?
Title remainder
the rejuvenation of the American labor movement
Statement of responsibility
Charles B. Craver
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When employees at firms like Greyhound and Eastern Airlines walk out to protest wage and benefit reductions, they are permanently replaced and their representative labor unions destroyed. Every year, the threat or drama of a high-profile strike - in air traffic control towers, at Amtrak, or at Caterpillar - makes national headlines and, every year, several hundred thousand unrepresented American employees are discharged without good cause. During the past decade, employer opposition to unions has increased. Industrial and demographic changes have eroded traditional blue-collar labor support. Class-based myths have discouraged organization among white-collar workers. As the American labor movement begins its second century, it is confronted by challenges that threaten its very existence. Is the decline of the American labor movement symptomatic of a terminal condition? In this book, Charles Craver presents an incisive analysis of the current state of the American labor movement and a manifesto for how this crucial institution can be revitalized. Journeying with the reader from the inception of labor unions through their heyday and to the present, Craver examines the roots of their decline, the current factors which contribute to their dismal condition, and the actions that are necessary - such as the recruitment of female and minority employees and appeals to white-collar personnel - to ensure union viability in the twenty-first century. Craver thoughtfully discusses what labor organizations must do to organize new workers, to enhance their economic and political power, and to adapt to modern-day advances and to an increasingly global economy. He also suggests changes that must be made in the National Labor Relations Act. This book is essential reading for lawyers, scholars, and policymakers, as well as for all those concerned with the future of the labor movement
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Craver, Charles B
Dewey number
331.88/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6508
LC item number
.C739 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Syndicats
  • Mouvement ouvrier
  • Relations industrielles
  • Travail
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • United States
  • Arbeiterbewegung
  • Gewerkschaftsbewegung
  • USA
  • Mouvement ouvrier - États-Unis - Histoire
  • Relations industrielles - États-Unis - Histoire
  • Syndicats - États-Unis - Histoire
  • Travail - Droit - États-Unis - Histoire
  • Arbeitsbeziehungen
  • Gewerkschaft
  • USA
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Can unions survive? : the rejuvenation of the American labor movement, Charles B. Craver
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-201) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
1. Overview -- 2. The Historical Foundation of American Labor -- 3. The Extent and Causes of the Decline of the American Labor Movement -- 4. The Need for Labor Unions to Organize Traditionally Nonunion Personnel -- 5. Enhancing Organized Labor's Economic and Political Power -- 6. The Need to Reform the National Labor Relations Act
Control code
ocm27012941
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 213 p.
Isbn
9780814714980
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92040980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27012941
  • (OCoLC)27012941
Label
Can unions survive? : the rejuvenation of the American labor movement, Charles B. Craver
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Overview -- 2. The Historical Foundation of American Labor -- 3. The Extent and Causes of the Decline of the American Labor Movement -- 4. The Need for Labor Unions to Organize Traditionally Nonunion Personnel -- 5. Enhancing Organized Labor's Economic and Political Power -- 6. The Need to Reform the National Labor Relations Act
Control code
ocm27012941
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 213 p.
Isbn
9780814714980
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
92040980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o27012941
  • (OCoLC)27012941

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