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Three Strikes: Labor's Heartland Losses and What They Mean for Working Americans

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This eloquently written book chronicles the massive, protracted stikes waged against three large corporations in Decatur, Illinois, in the 1990s.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781572307971
ISBN-10: 1572307978
Pagini: 308
Dimensiuni: 152 x 227 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.44 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Guilford Publications

Cuprins

Introduction: On Work, Writing about Work, and the Workers in Decatur. Part I: They Lead the Way. Destined to Do Right: Larry Solomon, Union Man, versus Caterpillar. Searching for a Strategy: Staley, a Small-Town Family Business, Goes Global. Labor's Savior?: Ray Rogers, Slayer of Corporate Battle Plans. A Leader for the New World Business Order: Don Fites Remakes Caterpillar's Ambitions. An Honest-to-Goodness Hard-Liner: Bill Casstevens, Career UAW Man. Part II: A Blue-Collar Legacy: Working in History's Wake. On the Prairie's Terms. Factory Town USA. The Great Industrial Slide and Washout: A Storm Cloud in American History? The Scab Ascendancy: How Weakened Unions Got Even Weaker. Part III: A Call to Arms. Sizing Up the Enemy. The New Paladins: Guardians at the Gates. Collapse and Surrender. A Historical Question: What If ... ? Forming a Second Front: The Staley Workers Join the Fray. A Third Flank: The Tire Workers Go on Strike and the Beginning of the End of a Longtime Union. Part IV: Skirmishes and Sieges. Living amid Fear and Hatred: The Strikebreakers. The New Law of a Larger Land: The Gladiator Companies. No Help Here: The Trade Union Workers. Lost in a Maze: The NLRB. Part V: Rallying. Hit and Run at Caterpillar. Desperately Seeking Solutions. The Ballot Box Rebellion. The Road Warriors Meet the Labor Mandarins. Part VI: Surrender and Retreat. Slumbering into Oblivion. Still Waiting for Victory--Or Something. A Sad Armistice: The Staley Workers Lose Out. All Things Fall Apart: The Caterpillar Workers Suffer Defeat Too. An Unexpected Good-Bye: The Bridgestone/Firestone Workers Lose Some of Their History. Part VII: Heartfelt Losses. Unhealing Wounds. Leave No Bodies Behind: The Autoworkers Live Up to Their Word. Strategic Instincts: The Steelworkers Think Globally. Lost on Eldorado. Epilogue: Heartbreak in the Heartland.

Recenzii

'This heartbreaking account of blue-collar life in the new economy should be mandatory reading for all those who blithely dismiss the social costs of free trade and unregulated corporate power.' - Library Journal 'Stephen Franklin's immensely well-textured chronicle ...[is] riveting.' - The Washington Post

Notă biografică

Stephen Franklin has been a labor writer for the Chicago Tribune for nearly a decade. Before joining the Tribune, he worked for newspapers in Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Miami.

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