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Artist Advocates: The Corporate and Entrepreneurial Generations of Arts Trade Union Activists

Daniel B. Cornfield

in Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160733
eISBN:
9781400873890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160733.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter looks at how a new generation of Nashville arts trade unionists is reinventing arts trade unionism for the contemporary generation of enterprising artists. With the advent of recorded ... More


Pork, Perks, and Predation

John S. Ahlquist and Margaret Levi

in In the Interest of Others: Organizations and Social Activism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158563
eISBN:
9781400848652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158563.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines two business unions, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA). Business unions differ from each other as well as ... More


Freedom Struggles at the Point of Production

MICHAEL KEITH HONEY

in Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217744
eISBN:
9780520928060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217744.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at civil rights activists who pursued the freedom struggle through practical standards on specific aspects of segregation. Black union activists tried to break the Jim Crow system ... More


“The Feeble Strength of One”

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

The period after the 1995 strike was one during which management regrouped and the Boeing workforce settled in after their victory. To some extent, managerial and official union intimidation, along ... More


Transnationalism, Mobilization, and Renewal: The Battle with G4S in South Africa

Jamie K. McCallum

in Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter recounts the international meeting held by a group of security guards and union activists from across South Africa on the 2006 security guard strike that lasted for three months. A study ... More


Enter the Dissidents

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces more fully union activists and their organizations, and relates their stories about the origins and purposes of the caucuses as they told the author. It also lays out the ... More


The Problem with “Jointness”

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter goes into depth about union reformers' overarching critique, that the union engages in too much cooperation with the company. Such cooperation often manifests itself in joint safety, ... More


The Beginnings and Ends of Union Democracy

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter assesses the situation of the dissident Machinist movement at Boeing today. There are a number of important and poignant lessons from this struggle for democratic reformers inside ... More


Carrying the Memory of Agitation: A Dialogue between Keith Thomas and Dana Cloud

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents an exchange between the author and Keith Thomas, which both have referred to as a “postmortem” on Unionists for Democratic Change. The exchange was edited and compiled from two ... More


Labor, Liberalism, and the Democratic Party: A Fruitful but Vexed Alliance

Nelson Lichtenstein

in Making Sense of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036866
eISBN:
9780252093982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036866.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details the troubled relationship between liberals and union activists. Although the second half of the twentieth century has seen serious reversals in the fortunes of organized labor, ... More


The 1995 Strike and the Rejection of the Second Contract

Dana L. Cloud

in We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036378
eISBN:
9780252093418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores three dimensions of the 1995 strike at Boeing from the rank-and-file perspective: the lived experience of preparation for and enacting of the strike; the sense of ownership and ... More


Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South: White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039034
eISBN:
9780252097003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1946, the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) undertook Operation Dixie, an initiative to recruit industrial workers in the American South. This book explores the CIO's fraught encounter ... More


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