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Getman, Julius G
Restoring the power of unions : it takes a movement / Julius G. Getman
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HD6508 .G38 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Labor unions -- United States
Labor movement -- United States
Physical Description xvii, 381 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-365) and index
Summary The labor movement is weak and divided. Some think that it is dying. But the author a labor scholar, demonstrates through examination of recent developments that a resurgent labor movement is possible. He proposes new models for organizing and innovating techniques to strengthen the strike weapon. Above all, he insists that unions must return to their historical roots as a social movement
Contents pt. I. Overview. The need for unions -- The fall of organized labor: a brief overview -- The NLRA organizing process -- pt. II. The story of UNITE HERE. HERE and its history -- The rejuvenation of HERE Local 2 -- Organizing Yale's clerical and technical workers -- The need for a new organizing model -- The Culinary Union and the development of the comprehensive campaign -- From Hanley to Wilhelm -- Refining the comprehensive campaign -- The immigration issue -- HERE in the twenty-first century -- Solidarity rebuffed -- pt. III. Why the NLRB election process doesn't work for unions. The problem of access -- The regulation of employer campaign conduct -- The duty to bargain and the protection of employee choice -- NLRA organizing: law and reality -- pt. IV. The strike weapon. Restructuring the strike weapon -- Strikes, picketing, comprehensive campaigns, and the law -- Comprehensive campaigns and RICO -- pt. V. The need to change the law. Organized labor and the Employee Free Choice Act -- Changing the law of representation campaigns and striker replacement -- Is the NLRA worth saving? -- Beyond traditional collective bargaining -- pt. VI. Summing up. The difference between labor organization and labor movement

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