Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 19 (1992)

Saving Manufacturing: Charting a New Course for our Unions and Communities

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  • WARN and EDWAA: Use 'em or Lose 'em: An Interview with Greg LeRoy, Research Director, MCLR 

    Unknown author (1992-09-01)
    [Editor's Note] The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is the federal law that requires companies with 100 or more workers to provide 60 days notice of a plant closing or mass layoff. It took effect ...
  • LRR Focus: "We Need to Get Together More" 

    Ansley, Fran (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Luvernel Clark is shop steward of ACTWU Local 1742 in Knoxville, Tennessee and chairperson of the Tennessee Industrial Renewal Network's Maquiladora Committee which participated in a worker exchange to Mexico in ...
  • The Search for Counterparts: A Labor-Community Agenda Must Cross Borders As Well 

    Brooks, David (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Mexico has been discovered by individuals and organizations in the U.S. and Canada for the first time as a result of the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is presented by the Bush, Salinas ...
  • LRR Focus: Oregon's Workforce Development Plan 

    Unknown author (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Oregon experienced the longest and deepest recession in the nation during the 1980s. More than 100,000 jobs were lost; it took fully five years to regain the 1979 level of employment. High-wage manufacturing jobs, ...
  • High Stakes: Oregon Labor Sets Union Agenda for High Skill, High Wage Strategy 

    Hallock, Margaret; Baugh, Bob (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The labor movement of Oregon is responding to the current economic crisis by adopting an agenda to help workers gain control over work and technology. The union agenda emphasizes worker-centered education and ...
  • LRR Focus: Economic Development Initiatives 

    Unknown author (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The Garment Industry Development Corporation (GIDC) was set up in New York City in 1984, and is governed by a tripartite board of the ILGWU, industry, and the City of New York. Initially GIDC s efforts were geared ...
  • Fashioning an Industrial Strategy for Garment Workers 

    Parrott, James (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Since 1984, the [ILGWU] has initiated a series of efforts to better secure the jobs, working conditions, and earnings opportunities of garment workers and to chart new directions for small union manufacturers and ...
  • LRR Focus: The Fight to End the ESOP Rip-Off at Cone Mills 

    Unknown author (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] If you own a pair of Levi's jeans, chances are you are wearing denim made by members of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. ACTWU represents 2,400 employees of Cone Mills, the world's largest ...
  • LRR Focus: "I Never Lost Hope that We Would Come Out Ahead" 

    Unknown author (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The following reflections are by three ACTWU members who worked at Fairwood Wells and were involved with the Committee. The interviews were conducted by Monica Russo and Isaac Betancourt of ACTWU's Florida District ...
  • A Capital Idea 

    Silvers, Damon (1992-09-01)
    [Excerpt] The victory at Work Wear plants is a striking example of how unions' financial power can make worker's lives better. Unions can intervene and show power in bankruptcy courts, in corporate board rooms, and at the ...

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