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The Discreet Limits of Loyalism

David Howell

in MacDonald's Party: Labour Identities and Crisis 1922-1931

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198203049
eISBN:
9780191719530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203049.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The National Union of General and Municipal Workers (NUGMW) was the most conformist of all the trade union affiliates of the Labour Party. In normal circumstances its block vote — 201,000 in 1925 and ... More


Public Interest vs. Public Employees

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/9780252039904.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter highlights the city's contentious debate over the right of public employees to bargain, strike, and otherwise enjoy the same economic and workplace rights as unionized private-sector ... More


Freezers of Corpses and Sea Burials: The Liverpool Gravediggers' Strike

Tara Martin López

in The Winter of Discontent: Myth, Memory, and History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380291
eISBN:
9781781381588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380291.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter examines the most notorious strike of the Winter of Discontent: the Liverpool gravedigger’s strike. The author immediately clarifies the popular claim that the Left-wing National Union ... More


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