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Author Zieger, Robert H.

Title American workers, American unions : the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries / Robert H. Zieger, Timothy J. Minchin, and Gilbert J. Gall.

Publication Info. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    331.8809 ZIE 2014    In Cataloging
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    331.8809 ZIE 2014    Available
Edition Fourth edition.
Description x, 334 pages ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent.
unmediated rdamedia.
volume rdacarrier.
Series American moment
American moment.
Summary "... American Workers, American Unions provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions throughout the twentieth century and during the first decade of the twenty-first. Taking into account recent important work on the 1970s and the Reagan revolution, the fourth edition newly considers the stagflation issue, the rise of globalization and big box retailing, the failure of Congress to pass legislation supporting the right of public employees to collective bargaining, the defeat of attempts to revise the National Labor Relations Act, the emasculation of the Humphrey-Hawkins bill, and the changing dynamics of blue-collar politics. In addition to important new information on the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, the fourth edition contains a completely new final chapter. Largely written by Timothy J. Minchin, this chapter provides a rare survey of American workers and their unions between 9/11 and the 2012 presidential election. Gilbert J. Gall presents new information on government workers and their recent battles to defend workplace rights."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-317) and index.
Contents The New Industrial Regime -- War, Prosperity, and Depression, 1914-1933 -- Rebirth of the Unions, 1933-1939 -- Labor Goes to War, 1939-1945 -- Strikes, Politics, Radicalism, 1945-1950 -- Affluent Workers, Stable Unions -- Race, War, Politics -- Labor at the Close of the 20th Century -- Losing Ground : Workers and Unions since 9/11.
Subject Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Labor unions -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Employees -- United States -- Social conditions.
Employees -- United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Added Author Minchin, Timothy J.
Gall, Gilbert J.
ISBN 9781421413433 (paperback : acid-free paper)
1421413434 (paperback : acid-free paper)

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