Shopfloor Matters: Labor-Management Relations in Twentieth-Century American Manufacturing

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INDEX

a
Abel, I.W. 147-8
absenteeism;
during 1910s 23 ;
impact of lean production on 147-8 , 156-7
Alexander, Magnus 23
Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers 73
Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America see Butcher Workmen (BW)
American Federation of Labor (AFL) 1 , 63 , 73 ;
attitudes towards worker militancy 74 ;
organizing approach for less
skilled workers 29 , 73-4
American Management Association 42 , 206 n.31
American Rolling Mill 62
American Workers Party 66
Amoskeag textile mills 47-56 ;
Amoskeag plan of representation 50-5 ;
General Joint Committee on Safety and Health 53 ;
injury rates 53-4 ;
productivity 54-5 ;
strike of 1922 49 ;
turnover rate 48 ;
welfare measures 48 ;
work pace 51-2 , 54
Applebaum, E. 175
Armour 81 , 83 ;
Fargo, ND plant 95-6 ;
Kansas City, KS plant 91 , 93 , 94
Auto-Lite Company:
Toledo, OH plant 66
automation:
impact on shopfloor power of workers 119-20 , 130 , 212 n.8

b
Batt, R. 175
Bernstein, I. 35 , 38 , 58
Bethlehem Steel 31 , 36
Berggren, C. 162
Bjorkman, T. 162
blacklists:
during 1910s 27 ;
during 1920s 31
Bluestone, I. 148
Brandes, S.D. 36
Brewster Aeronautical Corporation 102
Brissenden, P.F. 25 , 48
Brody, D. 75
Burton, E.R. 34-5
Butcher Workmen (BW) 73 , 89 , 92 , 98

c
CAMI plant, Ontario, Canada (GM-Suzuki) 153-4 , 158 , 161
Cappelli,P 155
Carnegie Steel Co. 19
Chalmers, W.E. 127
Chelius, J. 129
Chrysler 101 , 102 , 109-10 , 141 , 142 , 145 , 153 ;
Dodge Main plant, Detroit, MI 71,73 , 102 , 110 , 115-17
Civil Works Administration 64-5
Clark, G. 18
collective bargaining 81 , 106-7 , 113 , 144 ;
mandatory and permissible subjects of 123
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company 30 , 36
Commons, J.R. 20 , 35
company unions 5-6 , 12-13 , 30 , 32-46 ;
at Amoskeag 50-5 ;
compared to shop steward system 81-2 ;
during depression 61-2 , 66-72 ;
as independent union prevention 37 , 67 ;
and injury rates 38-42 , 44-5 ;
NIRA interpretation of 63 ;
NLRA interpretation of, 64 , 69-70 ;
and personnel management 36 , 42 ;
and productivity 38-41 , 44-5 ;
reduction of labor turnover

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Shopfloor Matters: Labor-Management Relations in Twentieth-Century American Manufacturing
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - From Exit to Voice in Shopfloor Governance 17
  • 2 - The Amoskeag Plan of Representation 47
  • 3 - The Rise of an Empowered Shopfloor Voice 57
  • 4 - Labor-Management Disputes in Meat Packing, 1936-41 89
  • 5 - Institutionalization and Decline in Workers’ Shopfloor Power 99
  • 6 - Postwar Collective-Bargaining Agreements 139
  • 7 - Contemporary Experiments with New Systems of Shopfloor Governance 146
  • 8 - A Visit to Saturn 168
  • 9 - The Future of Us Shopfloor Governance 175
  • Appendix Tables 191
  • Data Appendix 198
  • Notes 204
  • Bibliography 219
  • Index 230
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