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The Future of the American Labor Movement

by Hoyt N. Wheeler

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Law,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Trade unions,
  • Labor movement,
  • Forecasting,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • United States,
  • Business/Economics,
  • USA,
  • Labor policy,
  • Economics - General,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions,
  • Business & Economics / Economics / General,
  • Labor unions

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7767984M
    ISBN 100521893542
    ISBN 109780521893541

      While it may be easier to draw new people into the organized labor and other grassroots political movements by focusing on bread/butter/popular issues like healthcare, jobs, civil liberties, labor. “The Future of American Labor: Initiatives for a New Era” is sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Century Foundation, and The Harrison Institute for Public Law. Additional support is provided by The American Prospect, Dissent, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor Georgetown University, and Rutgers School of.

      In , the activist Tom Hayden accused labor of “losing much of the idealism that once made it a driving movement”; at a panel discussion in , Bill Clinton, then an undergraduate, asked. The organized labor movement's celebration, however, was short-lived. In , the Supreme Court analyzed another union boycott, similar to the one in the Danbury Hatters case, in Duplex Printing Press Co. v. Deering. 13 This time, the unions had initiated a boycott of nonunion printing presses in an effort to protect unionized printing.

    I want to welcome you all to this panel on The Future of the American Labor Movement. Over the course of the last 30 years, policy makers, academics, and much of the public have come to see labor unions as a relic of a bygone era, and if anything, part of our .   However, by the summer of opposition to Sweeney's leadership threatened to divide the labor movement. In The Future of Organized Labor in American Politics, Peter L. Francia discusses the effects of Sweeney's controversial tenure as president and assesses labor's influence on American political elections and legislation.


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The Future of the American Labor Movement by Hoyt N. Wheeler Download PDF EPUB FB2

"From the introduction by Lynn Williams, former President of the United Steelworkers, to the final interview with John Sweeney, current President of the AFL-CIO, we are given a sweeping picture of U.S. labor's past, present--and the possibilities for the future.

The nation needs a healthier labor movement and this book may help us there."Author: Hoyt N. Wheeler. "Professor Wheeler's new book on the future of the American labor movement is an important work. It is first a thoughtful and in-depth analysis of the issues that the American labor movement has to face today, the evolution which drove it to its present condition and an evaluation of the alternative paths opened from by: Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement describes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives.

It casts its net broadly, taking into account ideas that range from the current European Social Dialogue to the methods of the nineteenth Century American Knights of Labor. The Future of the American Labor Movement by Hoyt N.

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Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement, first published indescribes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives. The analysis is broadly cast, taking into account ideas that range from the current European Social Dialogue to the methods of the nineteenth-century American Knights.

room for the growth of a renewed and enlarged labor movement. The Future There is, of course, considerable disagreement about the future of the American labor arguments sound pretty much the same as they did in earlier eras.

There are arguments by management groups that unions are obsolete and serve no function in a modern by:   Steven Greenhouse, author of "Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor." Reporter at The New York Times for 31 years, who covered labor and the workplace for 19 years.

The s and s saw a growing gap in the wages paid to skilled and unskilled workers. While American workers at the end of the s thus could look back on a decade of growing prosperity born of strong economic growth and low unemployment, many felt uncertain about what the future would bring.

Freed from the quotidian demands of beat coverage by a retirement buyout, Greenhouse has spent the past five years freelancing important labor stories and stepping back to write his new book, Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor.

He opens with a string of disturbing vignettes that illustrate workers’ current. While labor’s high hopes soured into bitter disappointment, a new generation of young activists launched Occupy Wall Street infirmly planting the issue of growing inequality on the nation’s political agenda.

Occupy itself proved short-lived, but it did help to ignite the SEIU-sponsored Fight for $15, a campaign that boosted the pay of low-wage workers more than any effort in recent. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last years is effectively dead.

And he explains how this death has been a long time coming—the organizing and political principles adopted by US unions at mid-century have taken a terrible toll.

Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement, first published indescribes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives.

A history of the labor movement — and how to reinvent it in the new economy Farmworkers harvest tomatoes in Immokalee, Fla., in Labor organizers put pressure on the fast-food industry to.

Read this book on Questia. Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement describes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives. Book Description. Rethinking the American Labor Movement tells the story of the various groups and incidents that make up what we think of as the "labor movement." While the efforts of the American labor force towards greater wealth parity have been rife with contention, the struggle has embraced a broad vision of a more equitable distribution of the nation’s wealth and a desire for.

Get this from a library. The future of the American labor movement. [Hoyt N Wheeler] -- "Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement describes and analyzes labor's strategic.

“Millions of Americans know little about what unions have achieved over American history, how the labor movement has played an important, often unsung role in making America the great nation it is today,” Greenhouse writes.

Yet he does more than focus on the labor movement’s milestones. Get this from a library. The future of the American labor movement. [Hoyt N Wheeler] -- This book analyzes strategies for American labor's survival in today's world economy. In the US and Europe, labor is experimenting with an arsenal of strategies.

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The labor force participation rate of the prime age group, 25 to 54 years old, has been declining since the end of the s and is projected to decline slightly in the future. The labor force participation rate of those age 55 years and older had been on the rise sincebut has slightly declined since a .Labor's Troubadour was the name of a book he wrote about his life.

He believed in organized labor and preserving the musical history of the American labor movement. Joe Glazer died in at the. In his sweeping new history, “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor,” Steven Greenhouse devotes a detailed chapter to .