American Labor Unions: What They Are and How They Work

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AMERICAN LABOR UNIONS
WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW THEY WORK

Florence Peterson FORMERLY, CHIEF, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DIVISION U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

SECOND REVISED EDITION

Harper & Row, Publishers NEW YORK, EVANSTON, AND LONDON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contents viii
  • Preface ix
  • Part One - Growth of the American Labor Movement 1
  • 1 - The First Hundred Years 1
  • 2 - The Last Thirty Years 26
  • Part Two - Structure and Internal Government 45
  • 3 - Federated Organizations 45
  • 4 - National and Local Unions 60
  • 5 - Membership Rules and Finances 78
  • Part Three - Unions and the Law 99
  • 6 - The Common Law and Labor Organizations 99
  • 7 - Unions under Present Laws 113
  • Part Four - Unions and Employers 127
  • 8 - Collective Bargaining 127
  • 9 - Employer-Union Contracts 140
  • 10 - Employer-Labor Disputes 153
  • 11 - Union-Management Cooperation 171
  • Part Five - Off-The-Job Activities 181
  • 12 - Political and Educational Activities 181
  • 13 - Welfare Programs 199
  • 14 - International Activities 217
  • Glossary of Labor Terms 234
  • Union Directory 259
  • Index 267
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