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“A New era of Labor Relations”: Teachers and the Public-Sector Labor Problem

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter outlines the parameters of the “public sector labor problem.” When private sector unions grew powerful after World War II, public employees organized for similar rights. In many states ... More


The Fight over Revocation

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on a crucial period in the history of the New York City Teachers Union (TU): the revocation of its charter. The mid-1930s through early 1940s was a very difficult period for the ... More


Teacher Power, Black Power, and the fracturing of Labor Liberalism

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter chronicles the growing conflict between the Black Power movement—an extension of the civil rights movement seeking the formation of black political and community institutions—and ... More


Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Jon Shelton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Historians have sought for some time to understand why the labor-liberal coalition’s political influence declined and how the right instituted a conservative revolution in the 1970s and 80s in the ... More


Teacher Unions and the American Political Imagination

Jon Shelton

in Teacher Strike!: Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040870
eISBN:
9780252099373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040870.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter documents the reasons for the diminished number of teacher strikes in the US since 1981. It also argues that while teacher strikes have declined, the two national teacher unions, the ... More


Able and Militant Fighters for Workers

Robert Bussel

in Fighting for Total Person Unionism: Harold Gibbons, Ernest Calloway, and Working-Class Citizenship

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039492
eISBN:
9780252097607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039492.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how their time in Chicago led Harold Gibbons and Ernest Calloway to the shared experience of industrial union organizing and reinforced their faith in the potential of ... More


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