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Taming the Shrew: Systems and Labor Politics during the Progressive Period

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter extends this analysis to the Progressive era. During this period the severity of industrial unrest was recognized, and engineers established themselves as arbiters of industrial ... More


Introduction: The Urbanization of Union Strategy and Struggle

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the urbanization of labor union strategies. Labor unions are organizations formed by workers to accomplish a common purpose. They were formed in the ... More


Introduction: Work’s Meaning and Labor’s Power

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book explores the tension between worker power and workers’ emotional relationship to their work by focusing on workers’ union organizing efforts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH), a ... More


Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. Mckerley (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. This book brings together a collection of essays that explore long-standing themes in ... More


The Theory of Wages and Unemployment

Anwar Shaikh

in Capitalism: Competition, Conflict, Crises

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199390632
eISBN:
9780199390663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390632.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Crucial linkages between unemployment, wages, profitability, and growth are developed. A key conclusion is that competition under flexible real wages leads to a sustained rate of involuntary ... More


Epilogue

Stephen P. Rice

in Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses issues concerning class formation in America during the early industrial period. It argues that the making of the American middle class was as much a conceptual undertaking as ... More


Restructuring Labour Relations and Employment in the European Logistics Sector: Unions’ Responses to a Segmented Workforce

Carlotta Benvegnú, Bettina Haidinger, and Devi Sacchetto

in Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter compares union responses and the emergence of workers’ struggles in two segments of the European logistics sector: warehousing in Italy and parcel delivery in Austria. The two case ... More


Puerto Rico in the American Century: A History since 1898

Cesar J. Ayala and Rafael Bernabe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831137
eISBN:
9781469605609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895535_ayala
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Offering a comprehensive overview of Puerto Rico's history and evolution since the installation of U.S. rule, this book connects the island's economic, political, cultural, and social past. It ... More


All Roads Lead From Olancho to Swine’s: The Making of A Latino/a Working Class in The American South

Vanesa Ribas

in On the Line: Slaughterhouse Lives and the Making of the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282957
eISBN:
9780520958821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282957.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter contextualizes Central American migration to the United States, describing especially the work and migration histories of women from Honduras and El Salvador. The “ethnic succession” ... More


Trying to Remember

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.18
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay explains that, although Berube never finished his book on the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union, he did produce several incomplete drafts, each one approaching the material in a different ... More


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