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The Resource If we can win here : the new front lines of the labor movement, Fran Quigley

If we can win here : the new front lines of the labor movement, Fran Quigley

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If we can win here : the new front lines of the labor movement
Title
If we can win here
Title remainder
the new front lines of the labor movement
Statement of responsibility
Fran Quigley
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Do service-sector workers represent the future of the U.S. labor movement? Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. Some union activists insist that there is no reason why service-sector workers cannot follow that same path. In If We Can Win Here, Fran Quigley tells the stories of janitors, fry cooks, and health care aides trying to fight their way to middle-class incomes in Indianapolis. He also chronicles the struggles of the union organizers with whom the workers have made common cause. The service-sector workers of Indianapolis mirror the city's demographics: they are white, African American, and Latino. In contrast, the union organizers are mostly white and younger than the workers they help rally. Quigley chronicles these allies' setbacks, victories, bonds, and conflicts while placing their journey in the broader context of the global economy and labor history. As one Indiana-based organizer says of the struggle being waged in a state that has earned a reputation as antiunion: "If we can win here, we can win anywhere." The outcome of the battle of Indianapolis may foretell the fate of workers across the United States
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quigley, Fran
Dewey number
331.88/11640977252
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Service industries workers
  • Working poor
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LAW
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Working poor
  • United States
Label
If we can win here : the new front lines of the labor movement, Fran Quigley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why can't I do that as a housekeeper? -- A campus union -- We can win here -- Dreaming of one good job -- Alt-labor hits Indianapolis -- The Fight for 15 -- Legal problems -- UNITE HERE -- Struggling for contracts -- Wonderful field, awful pay -- Trying to secure a union -- Prayers for citizenship -- Advocacy for citizenship -- Contracts on campus -- Turned away at the hotels -- Back to the Hyatt -- Bring Lisa back! -- That is what the union does for me
Control code
908447711
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801456138
Lccn
2019721506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dhd45
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908447711
Label
If we can win here : the new front lines of the labor movement, Fran Quigley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : why can't I do that as a housekeeper? -- A campus union -- We can win here -- Dreaming of one good job -- Alt-labor hits Indianapolis -- The Fight for 15 -- Legal problems -- UNITE HERE -- Struggling for contracts -- Wonderful field, awful pay -- Trying to secure a union -- Prayers for citizenship -- Advocacy for citizenship -- Contracts on campus -- Turned away at the hotels -- Back to the Hyatt -- Bring Lisa back! -- That is what the union does for me
Control code
908447711
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801456138
Lccn
2019721506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20dhd45
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908447711

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