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    • 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 ...
    • Social Partnership: An Organizing Concept for Industrial Relations Reform 

      Turner, Lowell (1994-06-01)
      [Excerpt] In this era of globalization and intensified world market competition, once stable relationships involving firms, unions and government have come under pressure everywhere. Here in the United States, a crisis of ...
    • Standing at a Crossroads: The Building Trades in the Twenty-First Century 

      Erlich, Mark; Grabelsky, Jeffrey (2005-09-01)
      American building trades unions have historically played a critical and stabilizing role in the nation’s construction industry, establishing uniform standards and leveling the competitive playing field. Union members have ...
    • State of the Artist: Challenges to the New York State Arts & Entertainment Industry and its Workforce 

      Gray, Lois Spier; Figueroa, Maria; Barnes, Jacob (2017-06-01)
      [Excerpt] In 2009, with support from Empire State Development (ESD), the Cornell University ILR School published its first report on the state of the New York arts and entertainment (A&E) workforce, Empire State’s Cultural ...
    • Steward Training in the Construction Industry: The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Faces the Challenge 

      Grabelsky, Jeffrey (1993-01-01)
      [Excerpt] This article examines the development and delivery of the Carpenters union national construction steward training program. It describes the collaboration of the union and Cornell University in the design of the ...
    • Stopping Sexual Harassment in the Empire State: Past, Present, and a Possible Future 

      Pinto, Sanjay; Wagner, K. C.; West, Zoë (2019-01-01)
      This report maps current patterns of workplace sexual harassment and their impact in New York State. It also provides a broader frame for understanding how efforts to confront sexual and gender-based harassment and assault ...
    • Strategic Grievance Handling 

      Margolies, Ken (2004-01-01)
      [Excerpt] Imagine a doctor who tells every patient to take aspirin no matter what the aliment, or a carpenter whose only tool is a hammer. No, this isn't an article about HMO's or an ad for tools. It's about thinking ...
    • Sweeping Change: Building Survivor and Worker Leadership to Confront Sexual Harassment in the Janitorial Industry 

      West, Zoë; Pinto, Sanjay; Wagner, K. C. (2020-01-01)
      This report documents experiences of workplace sexual harassment in the California janitorial industry, as well as the conditions that hinder reporting and impose silence. It also examines a survivor- and worker-led peer ...