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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Millions Go Knocking

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter features stories and examples of the people who led the 1970s union organizing efforts in the private sector, including women, African Americans, Southerners, young baby boomers, and ... More


Solving Industry Crises: Pollos Y Polleros

Kathleen C. Schwartzman

in The Chicken Trail: Following Workers, Migrants, and Corporations across the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451164
eISBN:
9780801468056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451164.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the labor and profit crises that hounded the poultry industry in the mid-1990s. It begins with an overview of the framework used to conceptualize and analyze the ... More


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

Charles Romney

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190250294
eISBN:
9780190250317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250294.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Progressive unions flourished in the 1930s by working alongside federal agencies created during the New Deal. Yet in 1950, few progressive unions remained. Why? Most scholars point to domestic ... More


Introduction

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter is about how historians have overlooked a wave of private-sector union organizing efforts in the 1970s. These efforts were led by the women and people of color who had ... More


The Dilemma of the Narrow Door

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how union organizing developed as the gateway through which workers had to enter before they could fully access the most secure tier of the nation’s employer-centered social ... More


Helping Workers Organize Work-site Committees or 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/9781501704475.003.0028
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows how worker centers are helping workers build permanent structures in their workplaces to address problems in an ongoing fashion by supporting them in organizing work-site ... More


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