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Future of Organized Labor in American Politics

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ISBN-10: 0231130708

ISBN-13: 9780231130707

Edition: 2006

Authors: Peter L. Francia

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In 1995, promising a more active political presence for unions, John Sweeney was elected president of the AFL-CIO. Labor would develop a "new voice," one that could not be ignored or taken for granted by Democratic and Republican politicians. However, by the summer of 2005 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. Drawing on interviews with union and business leaders, as well as campaign-finance and public-opinion data, Francia argues…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
A Different Direction for Organized Labor?
Strength in Numbers: Organizing and Mobilizing Union Members
Countering Business: Union Campaigning in Congressional Elections
The Air War: The AFL-CIO Advertising Campaign
Laboring for a "Working Family" Agenda
Conclusion: The Significance of Union Renewal
Postscript: The 2004 Election
Appendix
Notes
References
Index