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The Resource What unions no longer do, Jake Rosenfeld

What unions no longer do, Jake Rosenfeld

Label
What unions no longer do
Title
What unions no longer do
Statement of responsibility
Jake Rosenfeld
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From workers' wages to presidential elections, labor unions once exerted tremendous clout in American life. In the immediate post-World War II era, one in three workers belonged to a union. The fraction now is close to one in ten, and just one in twenty in the private sector--the lowest in a century. The only thing big about Big Labor today is the scope of its problems. While many studies have attempted to explain the causes of this decline, What Unions No Longer Do lays bare the broad repercussions of labor's collapse for the American economy and polity. Organized labor was not just a minor player during the "golden age" of welfare capitalism in the middle decades of the twentieth century, Jake Rosenfeld asserts. Rather, for generations it was the core institution fighting for economic and political equality in the United States. Unions leveraged their bargaining power to deliver tangible benefits to workers while shaping cultural understandings of fairness in the workplace. The labor movement helped sustain an unprecedented period of prosperity among America's expanding, increasingly multiethnic middle class. What Unions No Longer Do shows in detail the consequences of labor's decline: curtailed advocacy for better working conditions, weakened support for immigrants' economic assimilation, and ineffectiveness in addressing wage stagnation among African-Americans. In short, unions are no longer instrumental in combating inequality in our economy and our politics, and the result is a sharp decline in the prospects of American workers and their families." --Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenfeld, Jake
Dewey number
331.880973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.R67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor movement
  • Income distribution
  • Labor unions
  • Minorities
  • Income distribution
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Minorities
  • United States
Label
What unions no longer do, Jake Rosenfeld
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The collapse of organized labor in the United States -- Government is not the answer : why public sector unionism won't rescue the labor movement -- Wages and inequality -- Strikes -- The timing was terrible : deunionization and racial inequality -- Justice for janitors? : deunionization and Hispanic economic assimilation -- The ballot box : deunionization and political participation -- The past as prologue : the labor movement pre-new deal, today, and tomorrow -- Appendix: Data and methods -- Notes -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
840460771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780674725119
Lccn
2013021124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
What unions no longer do, Jake Rosenfeld
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The collapse of organized labor in the United States -- Government is not the answer : why public sector unionism won't rescue the labor movement -- Wages and inequality -- Strikes -- The timing was terrible : deunionization and racial inequality -- Justice for janitors? : deunionization and Hispanic economic assimilation -- The ballot box : deunionization and political participation -- The past as prologue : the labor movement pre-new deal, today, and tomorrow -- Appendix: Data and methods -- Notes -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
840460771
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780674725119
Lccn
2013021124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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