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Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement


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April 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This book innovatively analyzes success and failure in the contemporary labor movement, in the process turning the conventional picture of flexible capital and sclerotic unions upside down.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Preface: Postindustrial Pittsburgh: Low-Wage Work and the Challenge for American Labor Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: From Business Unionism to Social Movement Unionism PART I: CONFRONTING WORKING-CLASS ANTIUNIONISM INTRODUCTION TO PART I: ROSEMONT PAVILION 2. "See You Next Year": The Failure of Traditional Organizing Tactics 3. "It's a Union": Why Face-to-Face Organizing and Collective Action Tactics Succeed Epilogue to Part I: Organizing and Organization PART II: DEALING WITH ORGANIZATIONAL LEGACIES INTRODUCTION TO PART II: THE NEW URBAN POLITICS OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 4. "Save Our Kanes": Bypassing Organizational Structures 5. "We Want a Contract": Confronting Business Union Organization Epilogue to Part II: Social Movement Unionism and the Problem of Power PART III: SOCIAL MOVEMENT UNIONISM: CHALLENGING THE POWER OF CAPITAL INTRODUCTION TO PART III: MEGACORP AND THE SEIU IN PENNSYLVANIA 6. "We Will Not Be Silenced": Escalating Mobilization 7. "Whatever It Takes, as Long as It Takes": Exploiting Antiunionism Epilogue to Part III: The Ambiguity of Victories Conclusion: Social Movement Unionism and Social Movement Theory Appendix Notes Bibliography Index

Portrait

Steven Henry Lopez is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Ohio State University.

EAN: 9780520235656
ISBN: 0520235657
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2004
Seitenanzahl: 314 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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