Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 8 (1986)

Labor's Crucible in the 1980's...Organize!

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  • Noon at 9 to 5: Reflections on a Decade of Organizing 

    Cameron, Cindia (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] As manufacturing jobs have been automated, shipped abroad and shut down for good, traditional sources of employment as well as union members have dried up, with severe effects for the labor movement. For the past ...
  • In-Plant Strategies & "The Social Contract" 

    Rosswurm, Steve (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Your recent discussion of "In-Plant Strategies" (LRR 7, Fall 1985) is of vital importance for the labor movement. I would like to raise several issues for discussion. Both Tom Balanoff (B), in "The Cement ...
  • Organizing Clericals: Problems & Prospects 

    Lynch, Roberta (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] One of the central goals of contemporary feminism has been the full integration of women into the workforce. While broader economic and social forces were decisive in propelling women into full-time employment, ...
  • AFSCME's Success with Public Sector Clericals 

    Lynch, Roberta; Bayer, Henry (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] In December 1985 the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME) was certified as the bargaining agent for more than 11,000 State of Ohio clerical employees. This victory followed a string ...
  • ACTWU at Cannon Mills: It's Not Over 

    Filson, Paul (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] October 10, 1985, was a day of reckoning for a remarkable organizing campaign. On that day nearly 10,000 North Carolina textile workers cast their ballots on whether they wanted to be represented by the Amalgamated ...
  • The Cedartown Story: The Ku Klux Klan & Labor in "The New South" 

    Wells, Lyn (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt]This article is about one small Georgia town. It is also about me and my people and who will speak for us. This is the story of a Ku Klux Klan reign of terror, resulting in the murders of two Mexican workers and ...
  • High Tech Professionals Are Hard to Organize Too 

    Early, Steve; Wilson, Rand (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] It is unlikely that any technical and professional employees will be organized in non-union high tech firms until more blue-collar production workers become union members. There are, however, some high technology ...
  • Organizing High Tech: Unions & Their Future 

    Early, Steve; Wilson, Rand (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Statistics compiled by the American Electronics Association—a leading defender of high tech's "union-free environment'—indicate the difficulty unions have had organizing electronics workers. The AEA surveyed ...
  • ACORN Organizing & Chicago Homecare Workers 

    Kelleher, Keith (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Every few months our office receives some piece of direct mail concerning a conference or seminar on union organizing put on by some professional salesperson. The piece extolls the virtues of professional sales ...
  • One on One: The On-the-Job Canvass in Florida 

    Green, Ben (1986-04-01)
    [Excerpt] If you went looking for the "new frontier" of the American labor movement, Alachua, Florida, would hardly be your first stop. To Yankee snowbirds whizzing by on Interstate 75, heading south to Walt Disney World ...

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