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  • Hardcover
  • 793
  • The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History
  • Aaron Brenner
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780765613301

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The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History

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Outcomes achieved and assesses the impact of the strikes on the industry over time Thematic essays address uestions that can only be answered by looking at a variety of strikes across industries groups of workers and time such as why the number of strikes has declined since the 1970s or why there was a strike wave in 1946 The contributors include historians sociologists anthropologists and philosophers as well as current and past activists from unions and other social movement organizations Photos a Topic Finder a bibliography and name and subject indexes add to the works appe.


Ll citizens; at other times they have led to loss of workers' lives This comprehensive encyclopedia is the first detailed collection of historical research on strikes in America To provide the analytical tools for understanding strikes the volume includes two types of essays those focused on an industry or economic sector and those focused on a theme Each industry essay introduces a group of workers and their employers and places them in their economic political and community contexts The essay then describes the industry's various strikes including the main issues involved and.

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Strikes have been part of American labor relations from colonial days to the present reflecting the widespread class conflict that has run throughout the nation's history Against employers and their goons against the police the National Guard local state and national officials against racist vigilantes against their union leaders and against each other American workers have walked off the job for higher wages better benefits bargaining rights legislation job control and just plain dignity At times their actions have motivated groundbreaking legislation defining new rights for a.