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The Resource A collective bargain : unions, organizing, and the fight for democracy, Jane McAlevey

A collective bargain : unions, organizing, and the fight for democracy, Jane McAlevey

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A collective bargain : unions, organizing, and the fight for democracy
Title
A collective bargain
Title remainder
unions, organizing, and the fight for democracy
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Jane McAlevey
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eng
Summary
"For decades, intractable social and economic problems have been eating away at the social fabric of the United States. The crisis is now so deep it's threatening democracy. Income inequality has reached epic proportions, resulting in a lopsided political system that bestows tax breaks on the rich while the rest of the country has been economically abandoned. There's a single, obvious solution to these problems, one with a long, successful history, but one that too many have forgotten: unions. In A Collective Bargain, longtime labor, environmental, and political organizer Jane McAlevey makes the case that unions are the only institution capable of fighting back against today's super-rich corporate class. Since the 1930s, when unions briefly flourished under New Deal protections, corporations have waged a stealthy and ruthless war against the labor movement. Today, McAlevey argues, it's time for unions to make a comeback. Want to reverse the nation's mounting wealth gap? Put an end to sexual harassment in the workplace? End racial disparities on the job? Negotiate climate justice? Bring back unions. Alongside McAlevey, we travel from Pennsylvania hospitals, where we're thrust into a herculean fight in which nurses are building a new kind of patient-centered unionism; to Silicon Valley, where tech workers, fed up with the illusory promise of a better world, have turned to old-fashioned collective action; and inside the most promising anti-austerity rebellion in years, the one being waged by America's teachers. A rousing and electrifying call to arms, A Collective Bargain shows us why we must strengthen and defend the only force capable of fighting back against social injustice and the alarming right-wing shift in our politics: a strong, democratic union movement."--
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McAlevey, Jane
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331.890973
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index present
LC call number
HD6508
LC item number
.M228 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor unions
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A collective bargain : unions, organizing, and the fight for democracy, Jane McAlevey
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-272) and index
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780062908605
Lccn
2019028863
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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charts
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  • (OCoLC)on1111649110
  • (OCoLC)on1111649110
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A collective bargain : unions, organizing, and the fight for democracy, Jane McAlevey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [253]-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780062908605
Lccn
2019028863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1111649110
  • (OCoLC)on1111649110

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