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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for labor union related research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
If We Can Win Here: The New Front Lines of the Labor Movement by
Publication Date: 2015-05-19
Mid-twentieth-century union activism transformed manufacturing jobs from backbreaking, low-wage work into careers that allowed workers to buy homes and send their kids to college. In If We Can Win Here, Fran Quigley tells the stories of janitors, fry cooks, and health care aides trying to fight their way to middle-class incomes in Indianapolis. He also chronicles the struggles of the union organizers with whom the workers have made common cause. Quigley chronicles these allies setbacks, victories, bonds, and conflicts while placing their journey in the broader context of the global economy and labor history.
Unions and Labor Laws by
Publication Date: 2009
Provides divergent views on the issue of union and labor laws in the United States.
Trade Unions and Cooperatives : Where Are We At? by
Publication Date: 2014-05-22
In the wake of the worldwide fiscal crisis, workers and trade unions turned to cooperatives as a way to preserve jobs and create a different path to economic and social development. This issue of the IJLR reviews some of those initiatives and examines the state of the relationship between trade unions and worker cooperatives.
Labor Unions by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HD6508 .L235 2012)
Publication Date: 2012-05-14
Ch 1. What is the status of US labor unions? -- ch 2. Should government regulate labor unions? -- ch 3. What is the future of labor unions?
Are Players' Unions Good for Professional Sports Leagues? by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (GV716 .A73 2013)
Publication Date: 2012-11-12
This title explores whether players' unions make professional sports more expensive for fans, if players' unions encourage labor strife, and whether sports labor issues are based in racism.
The Death and Life of American Labor : toward a new worker's movement by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HD8072.5 .A759 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
The decline of the American union movement--and how it can revive, by a leading analyst of labor Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal. Labor activist and scholar of the American labor movement Stanley Aronowitz argues that the movement as we have known it for the last 100 years is effectively dead. And he explains how this death has been a long time coming--the organizing and political principles adopted by US unions at mid-century have taken a terrible toll.
You Can't Fire the Bad Ones! by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (LB1775.2.A95 2018)
Publication Date: 2018-01-16
Overturns common misconceptions about charter schools, school "choice," standardized tests, common core curriculum, and teacher evaluations. Three distinguished educators, scholars, and activists flip the script on many enduring and popular myths about teachers, teachers' unions, and education that permeate our culture. By unpacking these myths, and underscoring the necessity of strong and vital public schools as a common good, the authors challenge readers--whether parents, community members, policy makers, union activists, or educators themselves--to rethink their assumptions.
Beyond $15 by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HD8085.S413 R67 2017)
Publication Date: 2017-03-14
The inside story of the first successful $15 minimum wage campaign that renewed a national labor movementWith captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside story of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, which renewed a national labor movement through bold strategy and broad inclusiveness. Just outside Seattle, an unlikely alliance of Sea-Tac Airport workers, union and community activists, and clergy staged face-to-face confrontations with corporate leaders to unite a diverse, largely immigrant workforce in a struggle over power between airport workers and business and political elites. Digging deep into the root causes of poverty wages, Rosenblum gives a blunt assessment of the daunting problems facing unions today. Beyond $15provides an inspirational blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement and is a call for workers to reclaim their power in the new economy.
Labor under Fire by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HD8055.A5M56 2017)
Publication Date: 2017-05-15
From the Reagan years to the present, the labor movement has faced a profoundly hostile climate. As America's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO was forced to reckon with severe political and economic headwinds. Yet the AFL-CIO survived, consistently fighting for programs that benefited millions of Americans, including social security, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and universal health care. With a membership of more than 13 million, it was also able to launch the largest labor march in American history--1981's Solidarity Day--and to play an important role in politics. In a history that spans from 1979 to the present, Timothy J. Minchin tells a sweeping, national story of how the AFL-CIO sustained itself and remained a significant voice in spite of its powerful enemies and internal constraints. Full of details, characters, and never-before-told stories drawn from unexamined, restricted, and untapped archives, as well as interviews with crucial figures involved with the organization, this book tells the definitive history of the modern AFL-CIO.
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