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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
Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
book jacket
 Modern History Library  331.880973 Z66 2014    AVAILABLE    30550100567765
Edition Fourth edition
Descript x, 334 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series The American moment
The American moment
Note "Highly acclaimed and widely read since its first publication in 1986, American Workers, American Unions provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions in the twentieth century and 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 in Congress of legislation to revise the National Labor Relations Act, the emasculation of the Humphrey-Hawkins Act, and the changing dynamics of blue-collar politics. In addition to important new information on the 1970s and 1980s, 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. An extensive collection of bibliographical material will be made available online"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Alt Author Minchin, Timothy J
Gall, Gilbert J
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