The Transformation of U.S. Unions: Voices, Visions, and Strategies from the Grassroots

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The Transformation
of U. S. Unions

Voices, Visions, and Strategies
from the Grassroots

edited by

Ray M. Tillman Michael S. Cummings

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents v
  • Introduction 1
  • Notes *
  • 1 - A New Labor Movement in the Shell of the Old? 9
  • 2 - A Rising Tide of Union Democracy 27
  • Notes *
  • 3 - The New Afl-Cio: No Salvation from on High for the Working Stiff 49
  • 4 - Labor:Turning the Corner Will Take More Than Mobilization 61
  • Notes *
  • 5 - Learning from the Past to Build the Future 87
  • 6 - The Dynamics of Change 97
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  • 7 - Unsung Heroes of Union Democracy: Rank-And-File Organizers 117
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  • 8 - Reform Movement in the Teamsters and United Auto Workers 137
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  • 9 - Hell on Wheels: Organizing Among New York City's Subway and Bus Workers 167
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  • 10 - The Local Union: a Rediscovered Frontier 191
  • 11 - Restructuring Labor's Identity: the Justice for Janitors Campaign in Washington, D. C. 203
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  • 12 - Lessons from the Umwa 219
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  • 13 - Cross-Border Alliances in the Era of Globalization 239
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  • 14 - A Strategic Organizing Alliance Across Borders 255
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  • Conclusion: Union Democracy and Social Unionism 267
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  • Selected Readings 275
  • The Contributors 279
  • Index 283
  • About the Book 297
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