Why Unions Matter

ISBN-10: 1583671900
ISBN-13: 9781583671900
Edition: 2009
Authors: Michael D. Yates
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Publication date: 5/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Why Unions?
Strength in Numbers
The First U.S. Unions
Do Unions Work?
Unions and Dignity
How Unions Form
A Little History
How Unions Form
Successful Union Organizing
With the California Nurses' Association in Texas
Union Structures and Democracy
Locals and Internationals
Union Structure and the Law
An Example of Union Democracy
A Local Union Meeting
Collective Bargaining
The IWW's Case against Collective Bargaining
Strategies of the Contract Campaign
Bargaining in Wartime
At the Table
The Agreement
Politics and Collective Bargaining
Unions and Politics
Why U.S. Labor Politics Are Different
Labor Politics in the 1930s
Labor Politics Today
The Missouri Victory against Right-to-Work
Workers of the World Suppressed
The American Institute for Free Labor Development
The Time Is Ripe
The Employee Free Choice Act
Race, Gender, Ethnicity, and Sexual Orientation
Unions and Race
The United Packinghouse Workers
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Unions and Women
Women in Struggle
The Intersection of Race and Gender
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Workers
What Collective Bargaining Has Won
Politics of Liberation
Immigrant Workers
A Nation of Immigrants
The United Farm Workers Union
The Immokalee Farm Workers Take on the Fast Food Companies
The Tasks Ahead
The Difficulties Labor Faces
Labor's Decline: External Forces
Labor's Decline: Internal Forces
The "New Voice"
An International Labor Movement?
Still to Come
Useful Resources
Notes
Index

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