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One Big Union A History of the Australian Workers Union 1886-1994

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ISBN-10: 0521558972

ISBN-13: 9780521558976

Edition: N/A

Authors: Mark Hearn, Harry Knowles, Ian Cambridge, Ian Cambridge

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The Australian Workers Union (AWU) has been one of the most influential unions in Australia's political and industrial history. From its beginnings as a sheep shearers' union, it became known as a champion of compulsory arbitration, fighting for improvements in wages and conditions through the industrial courts. In the first part of the twentieth century it expanded by amalgamating with other unions, its aim being the creation of 'one big union'. Indeed the AWU became Australia's largest union, operating in all Australian states and across a wide range of industries. This comprehensive and compelling book shows that the union has been a player in key events and crises in Australian history,…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction W. G. Spence: the progress of a moderate man
The knights of the blade, 1886-89
Looking for justice, 1890-91
The hustle for jobs, 1892-94
Grinding in the iron heel, 1895-1901
The giant refreshed, 1902-1914
One big union, 1914-1920
Ourselves alone, 1920-29
A union that battles, 1930-39
A wonderful machine, 1940-49
Anxious to see the light, 1950-59
The meaning of mateship, 1956-59
Making the truth hurt, 1960-69
Too good for the lot of you, 1970-79
Out of the past, 1980-1994