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The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman

Label
The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront
Title
The union makes us strong
Title remainder
radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront
Statement of responsibility
David Wellman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Based on three years of ethnographic research, this book takes a close look at one of the CIO unions that did not move from craft to business unionism: the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union's (ILWU) major longshore local (Local 10, San Francisco). American unionism looks quite different than conventional scholarly wisdom suggests when actual union practices are observed. One finds that in the ILWU, resistance to management's authority is collectively legitimated behavior, and explicitly acknowledged as good trade unionism. This case study suggests that American labor's trajectory is neither inevitable nor determined; that militant, democratic forms of unionism are possible in the United States; and that collective bargaining need not eliminate contests for control over the workplace. Under certain conditions, the contract is a bargain that reflects and reproduces fundamental disagreement; it is a document that states how production and conflict will proceed
Cataloging source
DLC
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Wellman, David T
Dewey number
331.88/11387164/0979461
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.L82
LC item number
U74 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
  • Stevedores
  • Industrial relations
  • Social conflict
  • Social conflict
  • California
  • San Francisco
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
  • Industrial relations
  • Social conflict
  • Stevedores
  • California
  • Arbeitskonflikt
  • Gewerkschaftsbewegung
  • Hafenarbeiter
  • San Francisco, Calif
  • Vakverenigingen
  • Havenarbeiders
  • Geschichte 1934-1937
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Label
The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Labor Radicalism Revisited. 1. Unsettling old scores: Labor radicalism encounters conventional wisdom. 2. Sealing the fate of radical labor theoretically. 3. A framework for American unionism -- pt. II. Local Community and "Tumultuous" Democracy: The Sociocultural Foundations of Unionism on the San Francisco Waterfront. 4. Political community on the San Francisco waterfront. 5. The structure of participationist politics. 6. Being political in Local 10 -- pt. III. Unionism, Work, and Technological Change. 7. Work, knowledge, and control: Conventional longshoring. 8. Work, knowledge, and control: Containerized longshoring. 9. "Doing the right thing": Working principles and codes of conduct -- pt. IV. Waging the Battle for Workplace Control on Contractual Terrain. 10. Who decides how to work? 11. Which side's language shall govern? 12. By whose principles will merit be rewarded? -- pt. V. Agreeing to Disagree: Being Defensibly Disobedient
Control code
30072437
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780521450058
Lccn
94010286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30072437
Label
The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Labor Radicalism Revisited. 1. Unsettling old scores: Labor radicalism encounters conventional wisdom. 2. Sealing the fate of radical labor theoretically. 3. A framework for American unionism -- pt. II. Local Community and "Tumultuous" Democracy: The Sociocultural Foundations of Unionism on the San Francisco Waterfront. 4. Political community on the San Francisco waterfront. 5. The structure of participationist politics. 6. Being political in Local 10 -- pt. III. Unionism, Work, and Technological Change. 7. Work, knowledge, and control: Conventional longshoring. 8. Work, knowledge, and control: Containerized longshoring. 9. "Doing the right thing": Working principles and codes of conduct -- pt. IV. Waging the Battle for Workplace Control on Contractual Terrain. 10. Who decides how to work? 11. Which side's language shall govern? 12. By whose principles will merit be rewarded? -- pt. V. Agreeing to Disagree: Being Defensibly Disobedient
Control code
30072437
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 364 pages
Isbn
9780521450058
Lccn
94010286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30072437

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