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Title Organizing to win : new research on union strategies / edited by Kate Bronfenbrenner ... [et al.].

Imprint Ithaca : ILR Press, 1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  331.8912 Or3 1998    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xii, 370 p. ; 24 cm.
Note Papers based on a conference organized by the AFL-CIO and Cornell University.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [339]-353) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Building a framework for sustainable organizing. It takes more than house calls : organizing to win with a comprehensive union-building strategy / Kate Bronfenbrenner and Tom Juravich -- Beyond the organizing model : the transformation process in local unions / Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Richard W. Hurd -- The role of central labor councils in union organizing in the 1990s / Fernando Gapasin and Howard Wial -- pt. 2. Community-based organizing outside the NLRB. Building relationships for the long haul : unions and community-based groups working together to organize low-wage workers / Ruth Needleman -- Organizing immigrant communities : UNITE's workers center strategy / Immanuel Ness -- Helots no more : a case study of the justice for janitors campaign in Los Angeles / Roger Waldinger ... [et al.] -- pt. 3. Involving members and allies in organizing. Rank-and-file participation in organizing at home and abroad / Lowell Turner -- Utilizing the membership to organize the unorganized / Bruce Nissen -- Finding the community in the union and the union in the community : the first-contract campaign at Steeltech / Katherine Sciacchitano -- Clergy and religious persons' roles in organizing at O'Hare Airport and St. Joseph Medical Center / Ronald Peters and Theresa Merrill -- Pt. 4. Determinants of individual support for unions. Fear, conflict, and union organizing / Larry Cohen and Richard E. Hurd -- A comparative case study of union organizing success and failure : implications for practical strategy / Roger D. Weikle, Hoyt N. Wheeler, and John A. McClendon -- Winning hearts and minds in the era of employee-involvement programs / James Rundle -- Union voting intentions : human resource policies, organizational characteristics, and attitudes / Jack Fiorito and Angela Young -- In the community or in the union? : the impact of community involvement on nonunion worker attitudes about unionizing / Dan Cornfeld ... [et al.] -- pt. 5. Organizing strategies for changing industry environments. Preparing for the worst : organizing and staying organized in the public sector / Tom Juravich and Kate Bronfenbrenner -- The impact of the changing structure of the coal industry on UMWA organizing / Adrienne M. Birecree -- Creating an organizing culture in today's building and construction trades : a case study of IBEW Local 46 / Janet Lewis and Bill Mirand -- Construction organizing : a case study of success / Brian Condit ... [et al.] -- Steeling for change : organization and organizing in two USWA districts in Canada / Gregor Murray.
Summary At a time when the American labor movement is mobilizing for a major resurgence through new organizing, here, at last, is a book about research on union organizing strategies. Previous studies have focused on factors contributing to union decline, devoting little attention to the organizing process itself. The twenty chapters in this volume dramatically increase understanding of the range and effectiveness of new organizing strategies and their potential contribution to the revitalization of the labor movement.
Subject Labor unions -- Organizing -- United States -- Congresses.
Added Author Bronfenbrenner, Kate, 1954-
ISBN 0801484464 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780801484469 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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