Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement / Edition 1

Rebuilding Labor: Organizing and Organizers in the New Union Movement / Edition 1

by Ruth Milkman
     
 

"In order to recruit new members on a scale that would be required to significantly rebuild union power, unions must fundamentally alter their internal organizational practices. This means creating more organizer positions on the staff; developing...See more details below

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"In order to recruit new members on a scale that would be required to significantly rebuild union power, unions must fundamentally alter their internal organizational practices. This means creating more organizer positions on the staff; developing...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489020
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2014
Series:
ILR Press Bks.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,187,254
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Milkman is Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and Academic Director of CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute. She is the author of several books, including the prizewinning Gender at Work and L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement. She is the coauthor of Unfinished Business, editor of Organizing Immigrants, and coeditor of New Labor in New York: Precarious Workers and the Future of the Labor Movement, Rebuilding Labor, and Working for Justice, all from Cornell.

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Changing to organize : a national assessment of union strategies17
2Union democracy and successful campaigns : the dynamics of staff authority and worker participation in an organizing union62
3Workers against unions : union organizing and anti-union countermobilizations88
4Overcoming legacies of business unionism : why grassroots organizing tactics succeed114
5"Justice for janitors," not "compensation for "custodians" : the political context and organizing in San Jose and Sacramento133
6Against the tide : projects and pathways of the new generation of union leaders, 1984-2001150
7Sticking it out or packing it in? : organizer retention in the new labor movement195
8"Outsiders" inside the labor movement : an examination of youth involvement in the 1996 union summer program225
9Unionism in California and the United States : using representation elections to evaluate its impact on business establishments251

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