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Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Strategy and the Organization in the California Farm Worker Movement

Marshall Ganz

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers' ground-breaking victory, drawing important lessons from this dramatic tale. Since the 1900s, large-scale agricultural ... More


Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Timothy J. Minchin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


John McClellan, the Teamsters, and Biracial Labor Politics in Arkansas, 1947–1959

Michael Pierce

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The John McClellan-led Senate investigations into Teamster corruption were motivated, in part, by the senator's need to secure his political base in Arkansas. In the mid-1950s, the state's labor ... More


Building the Labor-Clergy-Immigrant Alliance

Randy Shaw

in Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267541
eISBN:
9780520948914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267541.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

In the spring of 2006, millions of Latinos and their supporters marched through America’s streets to demand legalization for the nation’s undocumented immigrants. Many factors contributed to these ... More


A Labor-Liberal Constellation

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the initial diffusion of the PAC concept from the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) to other labor organizations, including the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and ... More


A Tale of  Two PACs

Emily J. Charnock

in The Rise of Political Action Committees: Interest Group Electioneering and the Transformation of American Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190075514
eISBN:
9780190075545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190075514.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter traces the diffusion of the PAC concept from the left to the right of the political spectrum in the late 1950s, with the formation of conservative electoral groups such as the Americans ... More


Conflicting Statutory Purposes: Conflicting Values

James A. Gross

in Rights, Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714252
eISBN:
9781501714276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter analyses how from the Taft-Hartley Act to the Reagan–Bush Boards the subordination of workers’ rights to the economic interests of employers became more established, particularly as a ... More


Partnering with Unions

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter offers guidelines for partnering with labor unions. Some union officials were initially suspicious about the motives of worker centers. Today, international unions, state federations, ... More


Congress Passes a Law, the Labor Movement Unites, and Walter George Retires

Edward D. Berkowitz

in Making Social Welfare Policy in America: Three Case Studies since 1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226692067
eISBN:
9780226692371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226692371.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter chronicles the passage of Social Security Disability Insurance in 1956. Party competition, a desire to show the political power of a newly united labor movement, an intellectual ... More


Jay Lovestone

Nelson Lichtenstein

in A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037856
eISBN:
9780252095122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter presents a portrait of Jay Lovestone, who helped found the American Communist Party in 1919 and lived to see the Iron Curtain fall seventy years later. His life was consumed by the fate ... More


They’ll Never Separate Us Again: The Multiracial Democratic Coalition on the March

Max Krochmal

in Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469626758
eISBN:
9781469628035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626758.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the rise of the Democratic Coalition in Texas. Before it was extinguished, the coalition would reach deeper into the state’s black and brown neighborhoods than ever before, ... More


Unionizing the Impossible: Alianza de Braceros Nacionales de México en los Estados Unidos

Mireya Loza

in Defiant Workers: Race, Sexuality, and the Political Visions of Braceros

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469629766
eISBN:
9781469629780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629766.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 3 sheds light on the efforts to create a transnational labor organization, the National Alliance of Mexican Braceros in the United States. This organization, founded by braceros, initially ... More


Introduction

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The introduction explains how the history of the AFL-CIO has been neglected, especially in the period since 1979, when Lane Kirkland took over from George Meany as president. What has been written - ... More


The Roots of Decline: The AFL-CIO in the Meany Years

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter surveys the AFL-CIO’s history between 1955, when it was founded, and 1979, when Lane Kirkland replaced George Meany as president. For this entire period, George Meany served as ... More


A New President and a New Decade

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter surveys the early period of the Kirkland presidency, from when he took office in November 1979 through to the summer of 1981. It explores Kirkland’s character and personality in ... More


Kirkland Fights Back: The 1981 Solidarity Day Mass March

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on “Solidarity Day,” the largest U.S. labor march ever held, and one of the largest marches in all of American history. Held on September 19, 1981, Solidarity Day was organized ... More


From Solidarity to Defeat

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter explores the difficult period between Solidarity Day and the 1984 presidential election. Facing a hostile political climate and an ongoing economic recession, the AFL-CIO tried to ... More


Defending What We Have: Survival and Decline in Reagan’s Second Term

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores Reagan’s second term, a very difficult time that was, in many ways, as dreadful as the AFL-CIO had feared. During these years, there was no let-up in the Federation’s decline. ... More


Partial Détente: George H. W. Bush and the AFL-CIO

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the AFL-CIO’s history during the presidency of George H.W. Bush (1989-1993). Overall, the Bush era was a moderate improvement for the AFL-CIO, and for American working people. ... More


He’s on Our Side?: Hope and Betrayal in the Clinton Years

Timothy J. Minchin

in Labor Under Fire: History of the AFL-CIO since 1979

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632988
eISBN:
9781469633008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632988.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the difficult Reagan-Bush years, the Federation expected a lot from new Democratic president Bill Clinton, and played an important role in his election. This chapter explores the AFL-CIO during ... More


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