Lexicon of Labor More Than 500 Key Terms, Biographical Sketches, and Historical Insights Concerning Labor in America

ISBN-10: 1595582266

ISBN-13: 9781595582263

Edition: 2009 (Revised)

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A thoroughly updated edition of the clever, fun-to-read compilation of union language and lore. "For close to two centuries, we in the American labor movement have spoken our own language. It is a rich idiom, laden with humor and barbs, heady with history. . . . Problem is, fewer and fewer of us speak it, and even fewer on the outside understand it or know how it came about."from the prefatory note toThe Lexicon of Labor Since its first publication in 1998,The Lexicon of Laborfound a large and appreciative following among readers who were grateful to have the vibrant, powerful language of the labor movement captured in a lively single volume. This revised and updated edition includes dozens of new terms and developments and will introduce a new generation to the labor lexicon. From Workies to Wobblies, blue flu to zipper clause, it includes enlightening descriptions of over five hundred key places, people, and events in American labor history. Murray's highly original volume is a one-of-a-kind encyclopedia of labor in America. A practical resource for students and journalists, it will be as entertaining for longtime union members seeking to get reacquainted with the traditions of the movement as it is for newcomers wishing to discover the unique language and history of unionism. The Lexicon of Laboralso includes explanations of major legislative acts, definitions of key legal terminology, and complete listings of all the member unions of the AFL-CIO and independent unions in the United States. It is the ideal introduction to the history of labor in America.
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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 6/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 235
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Introduction to the Revised Edition
Prefatory Note
The Lexicon of Labor
Affiliate Unions of the AFL-CIO and Independent Unions
Free Rider's Card
A Select Labor Bibliography
About the Author
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