Solidarity Unionism

Author by : Staughton Lynd
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Publisher by : PM Press
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Description : Critical reading for all who care about the future of labor, Solidarity Unionism draws deeply on Staughton Lynd's experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, Ohio, and on his profound understanding of the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The book helps us begin to put not only movement, but also vision, back into the labor movement. There is a blossoming of rank-and-file worker organizations throughout the world that are countering rapacious capitalists and labor leaders who think they know more about work and struggle than their own members. To secure the gains of solidarity unions, Lynd has proposed parallel bodies of workers who share the principles of rank-and-file solidarity and can coordinate the activities of local workers' assemblies. Detailed and inspiring examples include experiments in workers' self-organization across industries in steel-producing Youngstown, as well as horizontal networks of solidarity formed in a variety of U.S. cities and successful direct actions overseas. This book is not a prescription but reveals the lived experience of working people continuously taking risks for the common good.


Solidarity Unionism At Starbucks

Author by : Staughton Lynd
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Description : Legendary legal scholar Staughton Lynd teams up with influential labour organizer Daniel Gross in this exposition on solidarity unionism, the do-it-yourself workplace organizing system that is rapidly gaining prominence around the world. Lynd and Gross make the audacious argument that workers themselves on the shop floor, not outside union officials, are the real hope for labour's future. Combining history and theory with the groundbreaking practice of the model by Starbucks workers, Lynd and Gross make a compelling case for solidarity unionism.


Problems Of Communism

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Zeta Magazine

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We Are All Leaders

Author by : Staughton Lynd
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Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : "We Are All Leaders" describes a kind of union qualitatively different from the bureaucratic business unions that make up the AFL-CIO today. From African American nutpickers in St. Louis, chemical and rubber workers in Akron, textile workers in the South, and bootleg miners in Pennsylvania to tenant farmers in the Mississippi Delta, packinghouse and garment workers in Minnesota, seamen in San Francisco, and labor party campaigns throughout the country, workers in the 1930s were experimenting with community-based unionism. Contributors to this volume draw on interviews with participants in the events described, first-person narratives, trade union documents, and other primary sources to tell what workers of the 1930s did. The alternative unionism of the 1930s was democratic, deeply rooted in mutual aid among workers in different crafts and work sites, and politically independent. The key to it was a value system based on egalitarianism. The cry, "We are all leaders!" resonated among rank-and-file activists. Their struggle, often ignored by historians, has much to teach us today about union organizing. CONTRIBUTORS: Rosemary Feurer, Peter Rachleff, Janet Irons, Mark D. Naison, Eric Leif Davin, Elizabeth Faue, Michael Kozura, John Borsos, Stan Weir A volume in the series The Working Class in American History, edited by David Brody, Alice Kessler-Harris, David Montgomery, and Sean Wilenz


Walls Bars

Author by : Eugene Victor Debs
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Publisher by : Charles H Kerr Publishing Company
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Description : Deb's only full-length book (first published in 1927) is a lively memoir as well as a stirring critique, drawing on his own prison experiences. He served time for his leading role in the Pullman Strike in 1894, and was sent to the penitentiary again in 1919 for opposing World War 1. In 1920, as Convict N. 9653, he ran for President on the Socialist ticket and received a million votes. Debs explains in this book why prisons don't (and can't) reform or deter anyone, and how prisons in fact create criminals. He discusses prison labor and the links between prison and militarism. Above all, he exposes the class bias of the entire US criminal justice system, showing that "the prison problem is directly correlated with poverty." His conclusion: "Capitalism and crime have become almost synonymous terms." Arguing that prison "should not merely be reformed but abolished," Debs called for a socialism of solidarity, freedom and love, firmly rooted in industrial democracy, without which political democracy is a sham. Only with the advent of such a social revolution, Debs's view, can society succeed in "taking the jail out of man as well taking man out of jail." This handsome new edition contains an important introduction by David Dellinger - himself a lifelong revolutionary, and no stranger to prisons.


Solidarity With Solidarity

Author by : Idesbald Goddeeris
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Publisher by : Lexington Books
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Description : The Polish crisis in the early 1980s provoked a great deal of reaction in the West. Not only governments, but social movements were also touched by the changes. This book analyzes Western European social reaction to the Independent Self-governing Trade Union Solidarnosc, Revealing how many unionists hesitated between dZtente and workers' rights, between Atlantic cold warriors and European cooperation. It provides new insights relevant to historians dealing with the Cold War, Labor, and European integration.


Labor Law For The Rank Filer

Author by : Staughton Lynd
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Publisher by : PM Press
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Description : A guerilla handbook for workers in a precarious global economy. Blending cutting-edge legal strategies for winning justice at work with a theory of dramatic social change from below, Lynd and Gross deliver a practical guide for making work better while re-invigorating the labour movement.


A Question Of Solidarity

Author by : Bob Fine
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Publisher by : Sofsas
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Sisters And Solidarity

Author by : Julie White
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Publisher by : Thompson Educational Pub
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Description : Sisters & Solidarity provides a clear and well-researched overview of the position of women in relation to the labour movement across Canada. After surveying the development of the labour movement at the turn of the century, the author traces the increasing influence of women members in the Canadian labour movement. Sisters & Solidarity considers not only what unions have negotiated with employers, but the position of women inside the union movement itself. Based on interviews with unions and labour centrals across the country, Julie White examines the representation of women in union executives, committees, conventions and staff. She describes the development of women's committees and examines the responses of unions to demands for change concerning family responsibilities, harassment, and union education. Using new data the author analyzes who are the unorganized, where they work, and why it is difficult to organize them. Three case studies examine the attempts to unionize homeworkers and cleaners and new labour relations legislation in Ontario. Sisters & Solidarity also considers the position of racial minorities, disabled persons and gays and lesbians in the Canadian union movement and the steps unions and labour centrals have taken to meet the needs of these workers.


Arsenal

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Pride And Solidarity

Author by : Richard Schneirov
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cornell University Press
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Solidarity For Survival

Author by : Mike Press
Languange : en
Publisher by : Spokesman Books
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Labor Notes

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Solidarity Divided

Author by : Bill Fletcher
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Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : The US trade union movement finds itself on a global battlefield filled with landmines and littered with the bodies of various social movements and struggles. Candid, incisive, and accessible, this text is a critical examination of labour's crisis and a plan for a bold way forward into the 21st century.


Taking Care Of Business

Author by : Director of the Oral History of the American Left at Taminent Library Paul Buhle
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Description : The book explains why policies and practices at the highest levels of labour came to be counter-productive to workers' interests - a pattern the authors speculate may have been disrupted by the 1995 election of John Sweeney's "New Slate" in the AFL-CIO.


New Unionism

Author by : Charles C. Heckscher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Basic Books
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Description : Argues that traditional unions are in decline, suggests a new system of "associational" unionism, and looks at the trend for employees to take a greater role in corporate decision making


The Challenges To Trade Unions In Europe

Author by : Peter Leisink
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edward Elgar Publishing
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Description : This book examines the trade unions' strategic policies in seven European member states and at the European Union level, as well as their responses to the globalization of economic competition.


Collective Bargaining As An Instrument Of Social Change

Author by : David C. Jacobs
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Publisher by : Praeger
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Description : This provocative essay makes the case that trade unions must intervene in economic restructuring in order to halt the erosion of job quality in today's economy. Jacobs argues forcefully that collective bargaining is not merely a means to determine wages and benefits. It is a powerful social tool that can move the corporation toward more socially responsible and responsive forms. Jacobs challenges labor to be audacious in a moment of crisis and challenges corporations to be more forthright in developing and communicating employee involvement plans.


At The Crossroads

Author by : Abe Aamidor
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Publisher by : E C W Press
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Description : While the background and context of the book is the current crisis in the American automobile industry, the focus is on Kokomo, home to three generations of autoworkers. This is the story of the union leaders, the salaried plant managers, the elected local officials as well as ordinary citizens of the town. In telling their story, the authors succinctly explain how the Detroit autombobile industry stumbled and how this affected millions of people in the US, Canada and Mexico. The populist narrative is ultimately an exhortation to save the stumbling industry.


Hard Pressed In The Heartland

Author by : Peter J. Rachleff
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Publisher by : South End Press
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Description : Hard-Pressed in the Heartland tells the heartbreaking but empowering story of a spirited local union trying to resist management's drive for concessions--while fending off a conservative national union leadership unwilling to support its own members. Going beyond academic history, it offers useful perspectives for rebuilding a democratic, militant, community-based unionism that can succeed where today's bureaucratic unionism cannot.


Library Acquisitions List

Author by : Martin P. Catherwood Library
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The Practice Of Solidarity

Author by : David Bensman
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Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Marxism And Education Beyond Identity

Author by : Faith Agostinone-Wilson
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Publisher by : Marxism and Education
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Description : In the 1960s, activists and authors applied Marxist analysis to issues of sexuality and the family. Instead of focusing solely on personal identity, these activist scholars argued that sexuality was directly related to economic factors such as labor, health care, and education. This book seeks to revive dialectical materialist interpretations of sexuality, relevant to K-12 settings and society. Issues addressed include: LGBTQ community and history, gender-based harassment and bullying, sexuality and the curriculum, ideological origins of homophobia, theories of the family (conservative, psychoanalytical, anarchist, materialist), critiques of postmodernism, socialist feminism, and activist tactics/strategies for organizing in K-12 settings.


The Logic Of Solidarity

Author by : Michael P. Hanagan
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Publisher by : Urbana : University of Illinois Press
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