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The Future of the American Labor Movement

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Hoyt N. WheelerUniversity of South Carolina

ISBN13: 9780521893541
ISBN: 0521893542
Published: April 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £21.99

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Coming at a time of profound change in the global conditions under which American organized labor exists, The Future of the American Labor Movement describes and analyzes labor's strategic alternatives. The analysis is broadly cast, taking into account ideas that range from the current European Social Dialogue to the methods of the nineteenth-century American Knights of Labor. There are a number of intriguing strategies that have potential for reviving the labor movement in the United States, of which worker ownership and labor capital strategies are examples. This book demonstrates the necessity for a number of diverse strategies to be pursued simultaneously. For this to work, one has to think in terms of a broad movement of labor, consisting of diverse parts, held together by a clear idea of its purpose and a new structure.

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Introduction Lynn S. Williams
1. A future for the American labor movement?
2. Industrial relations in a time of change
3. A survey of American union strategies
4. The old reformist unionism: the noble order of the Knights of Labor
5. The new reformist unionism: CAFE
6. A new version of an old reformist strategy: employee ownership
7. Social democratic unionism in action: strategies of European trade unions
8. A new twist and turn on social democratic unionism: regional economic development
9. A labor movement for the 21st century
Interview with John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO.