9780860919292-0860919293-An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism (Haymarket)

An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism (Haymarket)

ISBN-13: 9780860919292
ISBN-10: 0860919293
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Moody, Kim
Publication date: 1988
Publisher: Verso
Format: Paperback 398 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780860919292
ISBN-10: 0860919293
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Moody, Kim
Publication date: 1988
Publisher: Verso
Format: Paperback 398 pages

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Acknowledged authors Moody, Kim wrote An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism (Haymarket) comprising 398 pages back in 1988. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0860919293 and 9780860919292. Since then An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism (Haymarket) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Over the past decade American labor has faced a tidal wave of wage cuts, plant closures and broken strikes. In this first comprehensive history of the labor movement from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody shows how the AFL-CIO’s conservative ideology of “business unionism” effectively disarmed unions in the face of a domestic right turn and an epochal shift to globalized production. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in favor of its old Cold War liaisons and illusory compacts with big business, the AFL-CIO under George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been forced to surrender many of its post-war gains.

With extraordinary attention to the viewpoints of rank-and-file workers, Moody chronicles the major, but largely unreported, efforts of labor’s grassroots to find its way out of the crisis. In case studies of auto, steel, meatpacking and trucking, he traces the rise of “anti-concession” movements and in other case studies describes the formidable obstacles to the “organization of the unorganized” in the service sector. A detailed analysis of the Rainbow Coalition’s potential to unite labor with other progressive groups follows, together with a pathbreaking consideration of the possibilities of a new “labor internationalism.”

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