The Future of the American Labor Movement / Edition 1

The Future of the American Labor Movement / Edition 1

by Hoyt N. Wheeler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521893542

ISBN-13: 9780521893541

Pub. Date: 02/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement describes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives. It casts its net broadly, taking into account ideas that range from the current European Social Dialogue to the methods of the nineteenth Century American Knights

Overview

Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement describes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives. It casts its net broadly, taking into account ideas that range from the current European Social Dialogue to the methods of the nineteenth Century American Knights of Labor. There are a number of intriguing strategies that have potential for reviving the U.S. labor movement, of which worker ownership and labor capital strategies are examples. There is a necessity for a number of diverse strategies to be pursued simultaneously. For this to work, there has to be a a broad movement of labor, consisting of diverse parts, held together by a clear idea of its purpose and a new structure. Hoyt N. Wheeler is Professor of Management and Chair, Management Department, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. Wheeler is a former president of the Industrial Relations Research Association, and editor of its magazine Perspectives on Work. He has won teaching awards at the University of Minnesota and at the University of South Carolina. His publications include Industrial Conflict: An Integrative Theory (South Carolina, 1985), which was a Choice magazine as a Outstanding Academic title, and Workplace Justice: Employment Justice in International Perspective (co-editor, Flower, 1994). Wheeler is an attorney specializing in labor law, and labor relations arbitrator and a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521893541
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Introduction Lynn S. Williams; 1. A future for the American labor movement?; 2. Industrial relations in a time of change; 3. A survey of American union strategies; 4. The old reformist unionism: the noble order of the Knights of Labor; 5. The new reformist unionism: CAFE; 6. A new version of an old reformist strategy: employee ownership; 7. Social democratic unionism in action: strategies of European trade unions; 8. A new twist and turn on social democratic unionism: regional economic development; 9. A labor movement for the 21st century; Appendix; Interview with John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO.

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