Organizing to Win

Organizing to Win

New Research on Union Strategies
At a time when the American labor movement is mobilizing for a major resurgence through new organizing, here, at last, is a book about research on union organizing strategies. Previous studies have focused on factors contributing to union decline, devoting little attention to the organizing process itself. The twenty chapters in this volume dramatically increase understanding of the range and effectiveness of new organizing strategies and their potential contribution to the revitalization of the labor movement.

The introduction defines the context of the current organizing climate. Major sections of the book cover strategic initiatives in union organizing, overcoming barriers to worker support for unions, community-based organizing, building membership and public support for organizing, and organizing initiatives by industry or by sector. Individual chapters focus on topics such as organizing outside the NLRB process, the role of clergy, local labor councils, and rank-and-file volunteer organizers.

Kate Bronfenbrenner



Ravenswood
The Steelworkers' Victory and the Revival of American Labor
Tom Juravich, Kate Bronfenbrenner
Over the past two decades, Americans have seen their workplaces downsized and streamlined, their jobs out-sourced, sped up, and, all too often, eliminated. Unions have seemed powerless to defend their members, with big defeats in the strikes at PATCO...


Contributions:

Global Unions
Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns
To meet the challenges of globalization, unions must improve their understanding of the changing nature of corporate ownership structures and practices, and they must develop alliances and strategies appropriate to the new environment. Global Unions...



The Killing of Karen Silkwood
The Story Behind the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Case
Richard L. Rashke
Karen Silkwood, a plutonium processing plant employee, was killed in a car crash on her way to deliver important documents about health and safety issues at the plant to a newspaper reporter in 1974. This books investigates her death.









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Russian Printers and Soviet Socialism, 1918–1930
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Subjects

Labor and Workplace Issues : Industrial and Labor Relations

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