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At the Center of Power: Roche in the New Deal Government, 1934–1939

Robyn Muncy

in Relentless Reformer: Josephine Roche and Progressivism in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691122731
eISBN:
9781400852413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691122731.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter details events in Josephine Roche's life from 1934 to 1939. Serving as assistant secretary of the treasury in the New Deal government carried Roche to the height of her renown and power. ... More


The Birth of the Business Roundtable

Benjamin C. Waterhouse

in Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149165
eISBN:
9781400848171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149165.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter demonstrates how the Business Roundtable—a consortium of chief executive officers from approximately one hundred and fifty of America's largest publicly and privately held ... More


Differences of Individual Earnings Within an Occupation

Henry Phelps Brown

in The Inequality of Pay

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198851202
eISBN:
9780191596780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198851200.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

So far in the book, only the average pay in each occupation has been addressed, but there is generally a wide dispersion of individual pay about that average. The examination of these differences in ... More


Unions and Unemployment Insurance

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier, and Jelle Visser

in The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Differences in unionization rates across countries appear to be related to how unemployment insurance is organized in different countries. The chapter presents the involvement of unions in the ... More


Introduction: Two Systems in Crisis

towers Brian

in The Representation Gap: Change and Reform in the British and American Workplace

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289463
eISBN:
9780191684715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289463.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Even if the industrial relations crisis is perceived to have been in the making for a relatively long period, the US industrial relations system can still be described as having been ‘in crisis’ for ... More


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


Global Cities, Global Workers, Global Unions

Adelyn Lim

in Transnational Feminism and Women's Movements In Post-1997 Hong Kong: Solidarity Beyond the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9789888139378
eISBN:
9789888313174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139378.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on local and migrant domestic workers' unions in Hong Kong, in the context of the international domestic workers' movement for the International Labor Organization Convention No. ... More


No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom

Cary Nelson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758595
eISBN:
9780814759059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem ... More


A Quantitative Analysis of Membership Developments in the Postwar German Trade Union Movement: Milieu Matters

Stephen J. Silvia

in Holding the Shop Together: German Industrial Relations in the Postwar Era

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452215
eISBN:
9780801469664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452215.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter examines the declining membership of Germany's trade unions and employers associations by conducting a quantitative analysis of unionization rate in the postwar period. Previous models ... More


Manhood on the Line: Working-Class Masculinities in the American Heartland

Stephen Meyer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040054
eISBN:
9780252098253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040054.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book charts the complex vagaries of men reinventing manhood in twentieth-century America. Their ideas of masculinity destroyed by principles of mass production, workers created a white-dominated ... More


Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Sean P. Holmes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Published to coincide with the centenary of the founding of the Actors' Equity Association in 1913, this book explores the history of actors' unionism in the United States from the late nineteenth ... More


The Extended Heckscher-Ohlin Framework with the Informal Sector

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

in The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071495
eISBN:
9780199081257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses the role of unionization in a country with a sizeable informal segment. It provides a set of examples where formal and informal sector production/service activities coexist for ... More


The Birth of the “Correctional Officer” and His Union

Joshua Page

in The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384055
eISBN:
9780199893560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384055.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter sketches the historical evolution of the imprisonment subfield in California and locates prison officers within that social microcosm in the decades following World War II. It then ... More


A Politically Realistic Union

Joshua Page

in The Toughest Beat: Politics, Punishment, and the Prison Officers Union in California

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195384055
eISBN:
9780199893560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384055.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter continues to explain the CCPOA’s rapid ascent, showing how converging social, political, and penal developments in California during the 1980s and 1990s created necessary but ... More


Anthracite Mining

Paul A. Shackel

in Remembering Lattimer: Labor, Migration, and Race in Pennsylvania Anthracite Country

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780252041990
eISBN:
9780252050732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041990.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

Northeastern Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure developed, first, with the construction of canals and, later, with the development of rail lines. Early coal operations enticed miners from ... More


L.A.’s Past, America’s Future?: The 2006 Immigrant Rights Protests and Their Antecedents

Ruth Milkman

in Rallying for Immigrant Rights: The Fight for Inclusion in 21st Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520267541
eISBN:
9780520948914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267541.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The aftereffects of the massive immigrant rights marches of spring 2006 are evident on multiple fronts. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) dramatically stepped up its workplace raids and ... More


“Here’s My Heart”

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Thousands of immigrant workers flooded to Nevada's casinos in the 1980s and 1990s, pushed by economic crises and civil wars in their countries of origin and pulled by global gaming's insatiable ... More


Labor Strategy and the Politics of Elite Division in Midtown Manhattan

Ian Thomas MacDonald

in Unions and the City: Negotiating Urban Change

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501706547
eISBN:
9781501712692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501706547.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses a campaign by the New York hotel workers to ensure new hotels built in East Midtown will employ unionized labor and continue to offer decent wages and benefits. This case shows ... More


Losing It: The Limits of Economic Interests and Political Power

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines labor organizing efforts at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) between 2004 and 2005 and how workers’ desire for voice in the hospital relates to their emotional investment in ... More


A Struggle over New Things: Contesting Catholic Teaching

Adam D. Reich

in With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines how Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (SRMH) fits into a larger “Catholic” strategy to organize Catholic hospitals within the national Service Employees International Union (SEIU). ... More


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