Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 9 (1986)

Labor Tackles the Local Economy

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  • Expanding the Fight Against Shutdowns 

    Swinney, Dan; Metzgar, Jack (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The Midwest Center for Labor Research has been involved, in both direct and secondary ways, in fighting dozens of plant closings. We've studied similar efforts of labor-community coalitions around the country, ...
  • Greenhouse: Why a Good Plan Failed 

    Weisman, Dan (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] In June 1984, Rhode Island voters went to the polls to decide the fate of an ambitious economic revitalization plan. Two years in the making, the plan was based on the most comprehensive study of a single state's ...
  • Early Warnings in Chicago 

    Charpentier, Elaine (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Dear Mayor Washington, The Milton Bradley Company, the parent of Playskool, Inc has just announced a $18 million loss for 1983 down from $19 million profit in 1982... these results have increased ongoing speculation ...
  • Massachusetts & Mature Industries 

    Schippani, Michael (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] At the core of labor's current crisis are deindustrialization, the economic collapse of major industrial cities, and the worsening working and living conditions of working people. Massachusetts was one of the ...
  • Saturn's Rings: What GM's Saturn Project Is Really About 

    Russo, John (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] In their listing of top news stories of 1985 in the economically depressed Youngstown-Warren area, local newspapers consistently listed "Saturn mania" near the top. In an effort to attract the Saturn project, the ...
  • Beware of Fantus 

    Crouch, Mark (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The Fantus Company is the nation's premier economic development consulting firm. It acts as a catalyst in the regional rotation of jobs between communities, providing essential services to America's migrating ...
  • Job Wars at Fort Wayne 

    Crouch, Mark (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Several international unions and the national AFL-CIO have developed sophisticated proposals calling for an "industrial policy" which would utilize a business-government-labor structure for planning national ...
  • Keeping GM Van Nuys Open 

    Mann, Eric (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] In Van Nuys, for the past four years, we have been building a movement of our own local union, the Chicano and black communities, clergy, intellectuals, students and small businesspeople to demand that General ...
  • "If All the People Are Banded Together": The Naugatuck Valley project 

    Brecher, Jeremy (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The Naugatuck Valley in western Connecticut was once the center of the American brass industry and one of the most intensely industrialized areas on earth. From its center in Waterbury, the region's major city, ...
  • Reindustrialization From Below: The Steel Valley Authority 

    Stout, Mike (1986-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Trade unionists and community residents determined to save the Monongahela Valley have succeeded in forging an effective instrument for waging their struggle. In January 1986 the Steel Valley Authority was ...

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