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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

Book details:

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

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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 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. Wheeler, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(1). 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 alternatives. 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 in , describes 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 in , firmly 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 in , describes 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.