Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 7 (1985)

New Tactics for Labor

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  • How Bad a Deal Is Weirton Steel? 

    Rosen, Corey; Lynd, Staughton (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Your issue on worker ownership was excellent. It should be a very useful document for many union people. I would like to raise two points, however.
  • Quality of Worklife from a Labor Perspective: A Review Essay on Inside the Circle 

    Needleman, Ruth (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt]Early union advocates of quality of worklife (QWL) programs envisioned a movement to reform the workplace and to re-educate management to recognize and reward workers for their intelligence, resourcefulness and ...
  • Time & Timing in Corporate Campaigns: IBEW 1466 vs. Southern Ohio Electric 

    Kellock, Susan (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Although it has taken almost a decade to gain formal recognition, it has finally happened. In February, 1985 the AFL-CIO announced its endorsement of corporate campaigns, and encouraged affiliates to consider ...
  • Economic Conversation: Converting Tanks in Indiana 

    LeRoy, Greg; Feekin, Lynn (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Since the summer of 1984, the Calumet Project for Industrial Jobs has been involved in a public campaign to save the Blaw-Knox plant in the Calumet steel region of Northwest Indiana. The process of organizing the ...
  • Strengths & Limits of Non-Workplace Strategies 

    Mishel, Lawrence (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Corporate campaigns are increasingly used by unions to fight recalcitrant employers, and campaign tactics—like protests at stockholders meetings—are spreading. With the continuing employer assault on established ...
  • A Wobbly-Bred Campaign in Minnesota 

    Gagala, Ken (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] In December 1984 Local P-9 of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) launched a "corporate campaign" to restore wage cuts imposed by the George A. Hormel Company. While the campaign continues today, it has ...
  • Economic Conversation: Conversion & the Labor Movement 

    Compa, Lance (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] There is nothing mysterious about economic conversion. Broadly speaking, it is the transformation of a manufacturing process making a certain end product to another activity leading to a different end product, ...
  • In-Plant Strategies: "Running the Plant Backwards" in UAW Region 5 

    Metzgar, Jack (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt]Besides the Boilermakers, few unions have accumulated much experience with "in-plant strategies." United Autoworkers Region 5, however, has piled up an impressive record of victories using tactics similar to those ...
  • UE 610 Finds Another Way to Beat WABCO 

    Unknown author (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] UE Local 610 attracted a lot of attention in 1982 when in the teeth of the worst recession since the 1930s and as the first wave of concessions contracts was reaching its crest, it endured a six-month strike to ...
  • New Verses For Solidarity 

    Vance, Paul; Vance, Elizabeth; Vance, Lisa (1985-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Solidarity Forever is a familiar song in cement plants around the country now. One cement family—Paul and Elizabeth Vance and their 14-year-old daughter Lisa, of Bernallio, New Mexico composed some new verses to ...

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