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Allegations of Disloyalty at Labor and Consumer Agencies, 1939–43

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at key figures in the emerging anticommunist network and analyzes two early episodes: the Smith Committee attack on the National Labor Relations Board and its allies, and the Dies ... More


The Loyalty Investigations of Mary Dublin Keyserling and Leon Keyserling

Landon R. Y. Storrs

in The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153964
eISBN:
9781400845255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153964.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Mary Dublin Keyserling and Leon Keyserling, who were particularly prominent targets for the anticommunist right from 1940 through the mid-1960s. His first claim to fame was ... More


Introduction: How David Beat Goliath

Marshall Ganz

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162011
eISBN:
9780199943401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162011.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

By 1977 the United Farm Workers (UFW) had successfully negotiated more than 100 union contracts, recruited a dues-paying membership of more than 50,000, and secured enactment of the California ... More


American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Jon R. Huibregtse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the First World War and the New Deal. The book challenges this perspective in this examination of the ... More


Bargaining

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The sixth chapter recounts the history of Hollywood collective bargaining. On a day-to-day basis, the American motion picture industry relied on its ability to balance a modern, rationalized ... More


From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

John Weber

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the early years of the twentieth century, newcomer farmers and migrant Mexicans forged a new world in South Texas. In just a decade, this vast region, previously considered too isolated and ... More


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

James A. Gross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714252
eISBN:
9781501714276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book makes four important contributions to our understanding of U.S. labor law and policy. First, given my previous three volume study of the work of the NLRB, this book is able to discuss the ... More


New York, 1938

Daniel R. Ernst

in Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199920860
eISBN:
9780199377206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199920860.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The procedural version of the rule of law the Hughes Court settled on did not appeal only to a judicial elite. New York's general election in 1938 showed that it claimed broad support. The state ... More


Unionism, Law, and the Collective Struggle for Economic Justice

Marion G. Crain and Ken Matheny

in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199988488
eISBN:
9780190218249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988488.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy, Research and Evaluation

Labor unions play a vital role in ensuring an equitable distribution of wealth by increasing the share of corporate profits that go to workers. The decline in union membership and influence in the ... More


The Road to Political Power, 1922–1924

Jon R. Huibregtse

in American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919–1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034652
eISBN:
9780813038544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034652.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the legislative struggles between the election of 1924 and the passage of the Railway Labor Act (RLA) in May 1926, which laid important legal framework for the National Labor ... More


Organized Labor and the Problem of “Smokers’ Rights”

Gregory Wood

in Clearing the Air: The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501704826
eISBN:
9781501706349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704826.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the relationship of the labor movement to the decline of smokers' work cultures from the 1970s to the 1990s. As newspaper articles, letters to lobbyists, and published National ... More


Union Responses to Workforce Feminization in the United States

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines how labor unions responded to workforce feminization that began in the 1970s. It first places the relationship of women to unions in historical perspective before analyzing ... More


Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Being Mindful of Opposing Forces

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/9781501704475.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explains how worker centers can deal with forces in society that would like to harm or destroy them. It first highlights the important lessons that can be learned from the experience of ... More


Accommodation in Out-of-the-Ordinary Circumstances

Raymond F. Gregory

in Encountering Religion in the Workplace: The Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Workers and Employers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449543
eISBN:
9780801460746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449543.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines out-of-the-ordinary circumstances in which accommodation arises as an issue. It first considers the case of Kimberly Cloutier, who sued Costco over dress code before turning to ... More


Legal Procedure in the Pacific Canneries

Charles W. Romney

in Rights Delayed: The American State and the Defeat of Progressive Unions, 1935–1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190250294
eISBN:
9780190250317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250294.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Local National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) officials brought the Wagner Act to the Pacific canneries between 1935 and 1941. The NLRB’s field offices focused on legal procedure in preparing cases. ... More


1 Human Rights and the Struggle to Define Hazards

Jeffrey Hilgert

in Hazard or Hardship: Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451898
eISBN:
9780801469244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451898.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter reviews Anglo-American labor history to illustrate that the right to refuse unsafe work has been a struggle to decide who is empowered to define it. The right to refuse was protected as ... More


Politics, Procedure, and Paul Herzog

Charles W. Romney

in Rights Delayed: The American State and the Defeat of Progressive Unions, 1935–1950

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190250294
eISBN:
9780190250317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250294.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fight over the vote for the FTA started a period of intense legal and political argument between the Teamsters and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over the northern California ... More


Introduction

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Introduction examines the historical narrative presented at San Antonio’s 1968 World’s Fair, named HemisFair. It also explains the geographic and historiographic focus of the book before ... More


Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910–1945

Annelise Orleck

in Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635910
eISBN:
9781469635934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in 1911 made labor activists keenly aware of the need for regulatory labor legislation as well as strikes and street protests. This chapter traces the evolving ... More


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