Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 10 (1987)

Mismanagement & What Unions Can Do About It

Recent Submissions

  • A Model in Massachusetts? A Follow-Up 

    Early, Steve; Schippani, Mike (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Mike Schippani's discussion of the "social compact" alternative to mandatory plant closing legislation (in "Massachusetts & Mature Industries," LRR 9, Fall 1986) seriously understates the price that workers have ...
  • Machinist vs. Mismanagement at Eastern Airlines 

    Baicich, Paul J. (1987-04-01)
    IAM 100 leaders interviewed by Paul J. Baicich.
  • A UE Campaign Against Disinvestment 

    Boardman, Christine (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] The UE International had previously emphasized to the local the need to launch a campaign to avert any type of plant closing. Local research did not paint a pretty picture of Stewart-Warner's future in Chicago. ...
  • Machinists Saved $137 Million At Eastern 

    Abrecht, Stephen B. (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] In December 1983 the Machinists at Eastern Airlines agreed to a contract which stipulated, among other things, that in 1984 the union would work with management to identify and implement $22 million in cost savings ...
  • A UAW Fight for Product Quality 

    Matuszak, Mike (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Blytheville, Arkansas, a Bible belt community in a Right-to-Work state, is an unlikely site for a major labor dispute. But for almost a decade, it has witnessed a bitter struggle between an auto supply company ...
  • Firing the Boss! The Steelworkers at Wheeling-Pitt 

    Metzgar, Jack (1987-04-01)
    An interview with Paul Rusen, former USWA District Director.
  • Building Union With Pension Money 

    Unknown author (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] Walton then approached the trustees of the jointlymanaged union pension fund, and showed how the fund could act as both developer and banker and could invest in major construction projects which would be built ...
  • Whose Job Is It, Anyway? Capital Strategies for Labor 

    Barber, Randy (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] When corporate mergers and takeovers create massively debt-ridden new entities, with the resulting pressures to sell off assets, reduce costs (especially wages) and close "marginal" operations, it is the company's ...
  • Apartheid in Miami: Transit Workers Challenge the System 

    Banks, Andy; Grenier, Guillermo (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] The story that follows will show how Dade County officials and the downtown Miami business establishment attempted to bust the transit union and dismantle a vital public transportation service to Miami's minority, ...
  • Quality of Worklife As A Weapon Against Mismanagement 

    Grenier, Guillermo; Banks, Andy (1987-04-01)
    [Excerpt] The debate within the labor movement over the merits of quality of worklife (QWL) or "employee involvement" programs has concentrated primarily on two positions. One side sees QWL as a way to improve working ...

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