Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 12 (1988)

Up Against the Open Shop: New Initiatives in the Building Trades

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  • California Pipe Trades Protecting the Enviroment 

    Bedford, Chris (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Combining traditional union political clout and job-site actions with intervention in the building and environmental permit process, the Job & Community Protection Program has already had a significant impact on ...
  • Labor Film Shelf: Collision Course 

    LeRoy, Greg (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The ongoing battle between Machinists District 100 and Eastern Airlines is one of the most scrutinized labor-management struggles in recent U.S. history. Publications ranging from Labor Notes to The Harvard ...
  • Labor Bookshelf 

    Metzgar, Jack (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] As everyday labor reporting has deteriorated, an alternative labor media has begun to emerge. The publication of these four books is evidence of this trend, as they exemplify the need for detailed and sophisticated ...
  • Organizing for Prevailing Wage In Florida 

    Fine, Janice (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The Broward AFL-CIO had spent a great deal of its time and member unions' money helping to elect several county commissioners. Now it posed the prevailing wage ordinance as a litmus test: Would county commissioners ...
  • BAC's Comeback: The Bricklayers' Renewal Program 

    Bensman, David (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The Bricklayers' and Allied Craftsmen's International Union (BAC) typifies the contemporary crisis of the building trades. Membership plunged from a high of 160,000 in 1970 to just over 100,000 in 1986. As a ...
  • Sharing the Pie: The Boston Jobs Coalition 

    Turner, Chuck (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] To many it seemed that affirmative action in Boston's construction trades was dead. Instead, these events gave birth to the Boston Jobs Coalition and a struggle that established an unprecedented policy of local ...
  • "Buying the Job" Target Programs & the Elgin Plan 

    Metzgar, Jack (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] A "piss-ant" IBEW local in Illinois is the last place you'd expect to find an innovative program designed to combat the open shop. Most national scorecards estimate that unions now do only about 30% of construction ...
  • Question 

    Eisenberg, Susan (1988-09-01)
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  • Warningsigns 

    Eisenberg, Susan (1988-09-01)
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  • Dennis Walton's Capital Wars 

    Banks, Andrew R. (1988-09-01)
    [Excerpt] "If Steven Spielberg were to make a movie on how the building trades are using their pension funds to create work for their members, the film would be called Capital Wars and Dennis Walton would play the part of ...

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