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    • Perils of the High and Low Roads: Employment Relations in the United States and Germany 

      Turner, Lowell; Wever, Kirsten S.; Fichter, Michael (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The U.S. crisis is characterized by growing income inequality, a shrinking safety net, and the decline of worker representation. Like the German crisis, it is caused in part by intensified global competition. ...
    • Political Insiders and Social Activists: Coalition Building in New York and Los Angeles 

      Hauptmeier, Marco; Turner, Lowell (2007-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Why have labor movements in New York City and Los Angeles changed so dramatically? And more specifically, why have the activist social coalitions that revitalized the labor movement in Los Angeles not played the ...
    • Power and Voice at Work: New Yorkers View Employer Retaliation as a Barrier to Addressing Workplace Problems and Express Desire for Union Representation 

      Tung, Irene; Pinto, Sanjay (2021-08)
      In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, this policy brief highlights key findings from the national Just Recovery Survey that provides insight into how New Yorkers compare to the rest of the country with regard to perceptions ...
    • Project Labor Agreements in New York State: In the Public Interest 

      Kotler, Fred B. J.D. (2009-03-01)
      It is especially challenging in these tough economic times for officials within New York City’s and New York State’s many entities to decide how best to use public money for construction and renovation projects. This article ...
    • Prospects for Worker Participation in Management in the Single Market 

      Turner, Lowell (1993-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This paper examines the development of and debates over the so-called social dimension of the single market project, with particular reference to the issues of employee information, consultation, and participation ...
    • Psychosocial Capacity Building in New York: Building Resiliency with Construction Workers Assigned to Ground Zero after 9/11 

      Miller, Joshua; Grabelsky, Jeffrey; Wagner, K. C. (2010-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Psychosocial capacity building, which is a more common approach in response to disasters outside of Western Europe and the U.S., was, in part, a reaction against the perceived “traumatization” and pathologizing ...
    • Puerto Ricans, Politics, and Labor Activism 

      Gonzalez, Eddie; Gray, Lois S. (1984-01-11)
      [Excerpt] Puerto Rican electoral activism in urban America is a relatively recent development. When we contrast electoral activism with labor activism, we find that Puerto Rican participation in the labor movement generally ...
    • Rank-and-File Participation in Organizing at Home and Abroad 

      Turner, Lowell (1998-01-01)
      [Excerpt] We know that we need labor law reform. But it is also clear that this is not all we need; nor can we expect to achieve legal reform simply by electing Democrats. That strategy did not work in 1978-79 or in 1993-94, ...
    • Reflections on Progress at Work 

      Fleron, Lou Jean; Gray, Lois Spier (1996-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Today, we enter our second half century, facing a new millennium of opportunity. We pause to celebrate with pride our ILR Extension heritage, from its roots in Buffalo. We pay tribute to colleagues before us and ...
    • Reinventing an Organizing Union: Strategies for Change 

      Grabelsky, Jeffrey; Hurd, Richard W. (1994-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Confronted by declining membership and market share as well as an erosion of bargaining strength and political influence, a sense of crisis now pervades many international unions. Some labor unions continue to ...
    • Representing Difficult People 

      Margolies, Ken (2000-05-01)
      [Excerpt] Few stewards would argue that most of their union work flows directly from problems with management. Contract misinterpretations and outright violations, thoughtless supervision, paperwork foulups and a million ...
    • Reversing Inequality, Combatting Climate Change: A Climate Jobs Program for New York State 

      Cha, J. Mijin; Skinner, Lara (2017-06-01)
      [Excerpt] Economic inequality in New York is rising. Currently, the state has the second highest level of economic inequality in the country. Unequal job growth across the state and stagnant wages in several sectors are ...
    • Revitalizing Labor In Today's World Markets 

      Turner, Lowell (2000-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Competitiveness for firms is possible via the high road or low road, or some combination of the two. For a nation, however, if competitiveness means the ability of a country's firms to sell on world markets while ...
    • Revival of the American Labor Movement: Issues, Problems, Prospects 

      Turner, Lowell; Katz, Harry C.; Hurd, Richard W. (2001-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The purpose of this book is to examine union revitalization efforts: to identify central developments, to analyze strengths and weaknesses in the new initiatives, and to assessprogress made and prospects for the ...
    • Reviving the American Labor Movement: Institutions and Mobilization 

      Hurd, Richard W.; Milkman, Ruth; Turner, Lowell (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] The reawakening of the American labor movement under new leadership with new strategic orientations is a remarkable chapter in late 20thcentury American economic and political history. Given up for dead by so ...
    • Reviving the Labor Movement: A Comparative Perspective 

      Turner, Lowell (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] In recent years, the long-declining U.S. labor movement has refocused in new and promising ways on rank-and-file mobilization, in organizing drives, collective bargaining conflicts and political campaigns. Such ...
    • Robo the Steward 

      Margolies, Ken (2003-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Some years ago a science fiction movie featured Robocop, the perfect police officer. He had super-human abilities and a set of prime directives to govern his approach to the job. It got me thinking: What if there ...
    • Serving the Public Interest: Preventing Double-Breasting in the Construction Industry 

      Grabelsky, Jeffrey (2007-10-17)
      Excerpt] But the immediate question I am addressing is how the practice of double-breasting undermines the stability of collective bargaining in the construction industry. The simple answer is that it is not exceedingly ...
    • Silver Screen Tarnishes Unions 

      Margolies, Ken (1981-07-01)
      [Excerpt] Organizing a film festival of pro-labor Hollywood films would be rather difficult. When unions do appear, they are often part of the subplot or the background for the main story line.
    • Social Partnership in Germany: Lessons for U.S. Labor and Management 

      Turner, Lowell (1993-01-01)
      German industrial relations in the postwar period have made a major contribution to German industrial success. The German system is rooted in the explicit recognition of well organized interests: strong, assertive employers ...