American Workers, American Unions by Robert H. Zieger
The Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries (The American Moment)

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Highly acclaimed and widely read since its first publication in 1986, American Workers, American Unions provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions in the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first.

Taking into account recent important work on the 1970s and the Reagan revolution, the fourth edition newly considers the stagflation issue, the rise of globalization and big box retailing, the failure of Congress to pass legislation supporting the right of public employees to collective bargaining, the defeat in Congress of legislation to revise the National Labor Relations Act, the emasculation of the Humphrey-Hawkins Act, and the changing dynamics of blue-collar politics.

In addition to important new information on the 1970s and 1980s, the fourth edition contains a completely new final chapter. Largely written by Timothy J. Minchin, this chapter provides a rare survey of American workers and their unions between 9/11 and the 2012 presidential election. Gilbert J. Gall presents new information on government workers and their recent battles to defend workplace rights.

 

About Robert H. Zieger

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Robert H. Zieger is a professor of history at the University of Florida. Gilbert J. Gall is currently a service representative of health care employees for Health Care-PSEA, and is the author of The Politics of Right to Work and Pursuing Justice: Lee Pressman, The New Deal, and the CIO.
 
Published April 10, 2014 by JHUP. 348 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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