Rekindling the Movement: Labor's Quest for Relevance in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

Rekindling the Movement: Labor's Quest for Relevance in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Lowell Turner
     
 

Experts from a wide variety of disciplines—industrial relations, political science, economics, and sociology—identify the central developments, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the new pro-labor initiatives.See more details below

Overview

Experts from a wide variety of disciplines—industrial relations, political science, economics, and sociology—identify the central developments, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the new pro-labor initiatives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801487125
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Frank W. Pierce Memorial Lectureship and Conference Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lowell Turner is Professor of International and Comparative Labor at the ILR School and Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. He is coeditor most recently of Mobilizing against Inequality, Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds, and Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell.

Harry C. Katz is the Interim Provost of Cornell University and Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). He is coauthor of Labor Relations in a Globalizing World, The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, Second Edition, and Converging Divergences and coeditor of Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell, among many other books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Revival of the American Labor Movement: Issues, Problems, Prospects1
Pt. IReinventing the Labor Movement
1Building Social Movement Unionism: The Transformation of the American Labor Movement9
2Organize for What? The Resurgence of Labor as a Citizenship Movement27
3Living with Flexibility59
4Lost Ways of Unionism: Historical Perspectives on Reinventing the Labor Movement82
Pt. IIOrganizing Upsurge: Strategic and Structural Innovation
5Organizing Immigrant Workers: Case Studies from Southern California99
6Structural Change in the AFL-CIO: A Regional Study of Union Cities' Impact129
7Confronting the Dilemmas of Organizing: Obstacles and Innovations at the AFL-CIO Organizing Institute155
8Overcoming Obstacles to Transformation: Challenges on the Way to a New Unionism182
Pt. IIINew Strategic and Institutional Orientations
9The Evolution of Strategic and Coordinated Bargaining Campaigns in the 1990s: The Steelworkers' Experience211
10Union Mergers and Union Revival: Are We Asking Too Much or Too Little?238
11Building the High Road in Metro Areas: Sectoral Training and Employment Projects256
Pt. IVPolitics and Policy
12Organized Labor versus Globalization: NAFTA, Fast Track, and PNTR with China275
13Free Trade, Fair Trade, and the Battle for Labor Rights314
Afterword: Whither the American Labor Movement?339
References351
Biographies375
Index381

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