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What Did Miners Gain from Strikes?

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Bituminous coal mining was notorious for prolonged labor strikes and for the violence that marred some strikes. This chapter compares the strike activity in bituminous coal mining and other ... More


Conclusions

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Coal mining offered the opportunity to earn money quickly during booms, but it was a dirty, dangerous job often located in isolated little towns. To protect themselves against exploitation by ... More


The Miners’ Choices: Voice or Exit

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Coal miners had two means of improving their conditions: voice and exit. They could band either together in labor unions and raise their collective voices, using strikes to focus attention on their ... More


Nonstriking Workers and São Paulo’s Sindicato Amarelo

Molly C. Ball

in Navigating Life and Work in Old Republic São Paulo

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401667
eISBN:
9781683402336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401667.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes why São Paulo’s labor organization was weak prior to World War I. It breaks with traditional explorations into organizers, focusing instead on how industrialist interests and ... More


The Shape of the Network

Tung-Hui Hu

in A Prehistory of the Cloud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029513
eISBN:
9780262330091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029513.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

How did digital networks come to resemble formless, decentralized ‘clouds’ in their shape? This chapter answers this question by examining a highly charged moment in 1961, when the Bell System was ... More


A Repair Crisis: Farm Labor during World War II and Beyond

Christopher R. Henke

in Cultivating Science, Harvesting Power: Science and Industrial Agriculture in California

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262083737
eISBN:
9780262275286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262083737.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter focuses on the farm labor strikes during the 1930s and 1970s that led to a struggle between the growers, farmworkers, and their sympathizers and scientists, along with state-based ... More


The Surprising Retreat of Union Britain

John Pencavel (ed.)

in Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226092843
eISBN:
9780226092904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092904.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Labor unions are an important component of a society's network of institutions that give individuals an opportunity to shape their environments and to promote mutual assistance. Collective bargaining ... More


The Great War

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the impact of World War I on the lives of Scottish workers. The Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915 were the first important point of confrontation between the workers—or more ... More


Sugar Strike

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the Sugar Strike which began on September 1, 1946. This first strike marked the beginning of what one study termed a “three year ‘showdown’ which has been compared to the ... More


Labour Relations and Labour Costs

Basil Mogridge

in British Shipping and World Competition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497322
eISBN:
9781786944528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497322.003.0012
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter, provided by Basil Mogridge, explores the maritime labour system in twentieth century Britain. It is particularly concerned with the nature of strikes, but also explores wages, manning, ... More


The 1928 New Bedford Strike

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the changing role of Ellen Dawson in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Although she was not the first activist to arrive on the scene, she played a central and highly visible role in ... More


Worker Against Worker

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the last organized events of the textile workers strike occurred when Dawson and other Textile Mill Committee leaders took a group of children to the office of the New Bedford school ... More


Striking Printers: Print Trade Disputes and the Nine-Hour Movement, 1870–1880

David Finkelstein

in Movable Types: Roving Creative Printers of the Victorian World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780198826026
eISBN:
9780191865053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826026.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

In the 1870s, print trade unions joined an international effort to fight for a ‘nine-hour’ or ‘short-time’ working day. Several key print trade labour strikes followed in the wake of this. This ... More


Circus Workers and Trade Unions

Nisha P R

in Jumbos and Jumping Devils: A Social History of Indian Circus

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780199496709
eISBN:
9780190992088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199496709.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Circus has always figured in the common sense as a place of extreme exploitation with dangerous working conditions, wretched living conditions, miserable wages, irregular working hours, physical and ... More


Testimonios of Resistance: The Slave Narrative and the Prison Labor Strike of 1978

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 8 analyzes how legal testimonies and documentation became “testimonios of resistance” that crafted an effective narrative that southern prisons and prison labor constituted slavery. The ... More


Epilogue: Steel on Steel: The Legacy of Ruiz

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

The epilogue reflects on what happened to the prisoners who brought civil suits to Texas and frames the legal and political legacy of Ruiz within the current political moment of national prison ... More


A New Textile Union

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The New Bedford strike pitted the skilled workers against the unskilled workers, and as a result exacerbated Dawson's relationship with the United Textile Workers of America (UTW). The unskilled ... More


The 1958 Student Movement and the Origins of Mexico's New Left

Jaime M. Pensado

in Rebel Mexico: Student Unrest and Authoritarian Political Culture During the Long Sixties

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786539
eISBN:
9780804787291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786539.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the significance of the 1958 student strike organized by middle class universitarios in support of striking bus drivers. It argues that, despite the protest's short duration ... More


Stevedores Strike

Gerald Horne

in Fighting in Paradise: Labor Unions, Racism, and Communists in the Making of Modern Hawaii

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835026
eISBN:
9780824870294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835026.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter discusses the stevedores' strike in Hawaii that lasted from May 1, to 24 October 1949. It was the longest strike to that point in the maritime industry and, arguably, the most important ... More


Gandhi as a Trade Union Leader

B. R. Nanda

in In Search of Gandhi: Essays and Reflections

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672039
eISBN:
9780199081417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672039.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter presents an essay on the life of Mahatma Gandhi as a trade union leader. Before Gandhi stepped onto the centrestage of Indian politics, he led a labour strike at Ahmedabad in the spring ... More


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