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Organized labor in American history

P. Taft

Organized labor in American history

by P. Taft

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Published by Harper and Row .
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Moreno tackles a very important and also very “hot” topic in U.S labor history—the often tumultuous relationship between African Americans and labor unions. Black Americans and Organized Labor is by far the most comprehensive, most coherent, and best-documented work on the subject. Moreno’s command of the relevant literature is. From wages to elections, labor unions once exerted tremendous clout in American life. Today, the only thing big about Big Labor is the scope of its problems. While many studies have explained the causes of this decline, What Unions No Longer Do shows the repercussions of labor's collapse, particularly in the battle against inequality.

Labor Unions: Selected full-text books and articles. Labor in America: A History By Melvyn Dubofsky; Foster Rhea Dulles Harlan Davidson, (7th edition) Read preview Overview. Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice By Bill Fletcher Jr.; Fernando Gapasin University of California Press, This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of todays teachers and students. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come to define working life over the last 20 years, a new generation of students and.

Robert J. Alexander traces organized labor from its origins in colonial Cuba, examining its evolution under the Republic, noting the successive political forces within it and the development of collective bargaining, culminating after in its transformation into a Stalin-model labor movement. In Castro's Cuba, organized labor has been subordinate to the Party and government and has been. Sweat And Blood: A History of U.S. Labor Unions () by Gloria Skurzynski, a brief, well-illustrated history of labor, is an excellent overview for social studies students in grades The book opens with the first case of worker power in 17th century Jamestown and closes with thoughts on the future of organized labor.


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Organized Labor in American History Hardcover – January 1, by Philip. Taft (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ — $ Hardcover, January 1, $ — $Author: Philip. Taft. The first organized action --The first labor movement: business unionism in the second phase --Setbacks and survival --In search of shorter hours --The labor movement in the s --The eruption of violence --The Knights of Labor --Strikes of the Knights of Labor --The American Federation of Labor --Shorter hours --The rise of opposition to labor in the s --Expansion and its limits --Advances in coal.

In Black Americans and Organized Labor, Paul D. Moreno offers a bold reinterpretation of the role of race and racial discrimination in the American labor movement.

Moreno applies insights of the law-and-economics movement to formulate a powerfully compelling labor-race theorem of elegant simplicity: White unionists found that race was a convenient basis on which to do what unions do -- Cited by: Organized labor in American history by Carlton, Frank Tracy, Publication date Topics Labor unions, Labor and americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Harvard University Language English.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Organized labor in American history, (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Organized labor in American history. Labor in America: A History: Dubofsky, Melvyn, McCartin, Joseph A.: : by:   Even if the s are a period of less than unalloyed glory for organized labor, we may be entering another golden age of labor historiography.

Greenhouse’s book comes on the heels of. Book Overview This book was first published in The enactment of the Wagner National Labor Relations Act in gave organized labor what it has regarded ever since as one of its greatest assets: a legislative guarantee of the right of American workers to organize and bargain collectively.

Origins of The Labor Movement The origins of the labor movement lay in the formative years of the American nation, when a free wage-labor market emerged in the artisan trades late in the colonial. There are segments of the history of labor, however, that seem to suffer from the protracted emphasis of the author's story on ""business unionism."" The dual unionism of the Industrial Workers of the World and the organizing energy of American Communists need their own story to be told within the whole drift of American labor.

For those with an interest in union history, the book is as much an analysis of relations between actors in the labour management process as an exposé of organized crime. In this respect, it contributes to industrial sociology scholarship for at least three s: The following is a book list on Labor History made from the references in Noam Chomsky's books.

How the Media View Organized Labor: Puette, William J. 3: Japanese Workers and the Struggle for Power, Bergquist, Charles: 2: Politics of U.S. Labour: Milton, David: 2: The Industrial Worker, Ware, Norman: 2: American Labor.

$ Organized Labor and American Politics, The Labor-Liberal Alliance (SUNY Series in American Labor History) Paperback – Octo by Kevin Boyle (Editor) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsFormat: Paperback.

This book was first published in The enactment of the Wagner National Labor Relations Act in gave organized labor what it has regarded ever since as one of its greatest assets: a. Organized labor prior to The history of labor disputes in America substantially precedes the Revolutionary period.

Infor instance, there was a fishermen's strike on an island off the coast of Maine and in twelve carmen were fined for going on strike in New York City.

However, most instances of labor unrest during the colonial period were temporary and isolated, and rarely. Organized Labor and American Politics, traces the rise and fall of labor's power over the course of the twentieth century.

It does so through provocative and engaging essays written by distinguished scholars of the modern labor movement. The essays focus on different times and places, from turn-of-the-century steel mills to the streets of s Detroit to the halls of Congress in the. If the sun peeked through the Great Depression’s clouds on anyone, it may have been organized labor.

The s saw captains of industry and business lose much of their political clout to unions, and new laws made organizing easier. The decade also saw a telling split in labor. The traditionalists who ran the American Federation [ ]. Paul A. Moreno, Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History.

Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, xii + pp. $50 (cloth), ISBN: X. Reviewed for by Vernon M. Briggs, Jr., School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. From the mids until the early s Samuel Gompers dominated organized labor in America.

As the longtime president of the American Federation of Labor (AF of L), he played a major role in creating the first enduring national labor organization, an achievement even more remarkable given the considerable challenges facing such efforts during that era/5.

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.

Organized Labor and American Politics, book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Organized Labor and American Politics, 18 /5(1).Foner is best remembered for his volume History of the Labor Movement in the United States, published between and He also edited the 5-volume collection The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass, and wrote a biography of the abolitionist leader.This volume deals with the history of organized labor in all of the countries of the English-speaking West Indies.

It is the fourth in a series of histories of the organized labor movement in Latin America and the Caribbean. Alexander traces the countries' origins, early struggles, experiences with collective bargaining, and the key roles in the politics of their respective countries 4/5(1).