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“How Can Greenville Get New Industry to Come Here If We Get the Label of a C.I.O. Town?”: Capital Migration and the Limits of Unionism in the Postwar South

Tami J. Friedman

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/9780813037950.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Capital migration undermined prospects for union organizing in the post-World War II South. Scholars and other observers have often viewed southern anti-unionism as a product of distinctively ... More


Paving the Way: the Union Commissioners and the Hearts and Minds of the People

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyses the extent and nature of anti-English feeling in Scotland. Also explored in unprecedented detail is the work of the union commissioners (from both countries) whose job it was to ... More


Nine: Union in the balance, union accomplished

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter considers the immediate impact of the Union, and its failure to deliver what was promised. The nature of post-Union patriotism and anti-Unionism are explored. The basis of support in ... More


Wealth against Commonwealth: Southern Labor in the Era of Market Dominance

Michael Dennis

in The New Economy and the Modern South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032917
eISBN:
9780813038407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032917.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The last decade of the 20th century was critical for organized labor. In this decade, labor unions began to capture some of the cross-class, biracial, democratic character that had distinguished its ... More


Defining the Peace: World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition

Jennifer E. Brooks

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829110
eISBN:
9781469603599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875759_brooks
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the aftermath of World War II, Georgia's veterans—black, white, liberal, reactionary, pro-union, and anti-union—all found that service in the war enhanced their sense of male, political, and ... More


The Flexible Militancy of Walmart Retail Workers

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 5 discusses the retail workers in detail. The chapter analyzes workplace abuses, including human rights abuses and Walmart’s anti-union practices, organizing strategy, and outcomes for these ... More


Collective Action and the Threat to Free Enterprise

Tula A. Connell

in Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039904
eISBN:
9780252098062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039904.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter underlines the role of anti-unionism in challenges to the New Deal consensus, further highlighting the influence of economic conservatism in the immediate postwar years. New Deal-era ... More


Getting the Picture

Joseph A. McCartin

in Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199836789
eISBN:
9780190254506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199836789.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book offers a detailed account of the 1981 strike staged by the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), President Ronald Reagan's response to the strikers, and the strike's ... More


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