Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 3 (1983).

Fighting Rust: Labor-Community Struggles in Smokestack America

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  • U.S. Steel and "Treason" 

    Shapira, Phil (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] In a comparatively short time, the Midwest Center for Labor Research has established a reputation for insightful and well produced research which has been extremely valuable to labor and community activists. ...
  • Concessions Bargaining in Auto 

    Slaughter, Jane (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] David Bensman's "Concessions at South Works" in the Winter issue of Labor Research Review was an excellent recounting and analysis of the concessions process at United Steel workers Local 65. However, it misrepresents ...
  • Democracy and Bureaucracy in the USWA 

    Balanoff, Jim; Balanoff, Betty (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] America's labor movement is on the ropes, struggling for survival. Many of its leaders seem uncertain which way to turn, whom to trust or what to do to secure that survival. When they talk about organizing the ...
  • Documenting the Social Cost of Unemployment 

    Swinney, Dan (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] In the commercial press, unemployment figures, are frequently cited and there are periodic human interest stories about the unemployed. But rarely are the causes of plant closings analyzed and linked to the ...
  • The Revitilization of Organized Labor in Youngstown 

    Russo, John (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] From the Little Steel strikes of the 1930's to the industrial strike at General Motor's Lordstown complex in the early 1970's, organized labor in the Youngstown area has been a force to be reckoned with in its ...
  • Child of Steel 

    Massaro, Anthony (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] After several months of thinking about what is happening to the working class, particularly the steel industry and the whole system of labor, this poem came to me. I drive by Homestead Mill every morning to get ...
  • Organizing the Unemployed - Baltimore 

    Brooks, Keith (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] Depression level unemployment has given rise to the biggest upsurge in organizing activity amongst the unemployed since the 1930's. While the level of the current movement is clearly not the same as during those ...
  • Eminent Domain & Bank Boycotts: The Tri-State Strategy in Pittsburgh 

    Stout, Mike (1983-06-01)
    [Excerpt] American steel corporations are currently in the process of cutting as much as 20 to 25 per cent of their productive capacity, much of it in the Pittsburgh area. With U.S. Steel's recent move to buy steel slabs ...


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