Labor Research Review, Volume 1, Number 21 (1993)

No More Business As Usual: Labor's Corporate Campaigns

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  • LRR Focus: Pigs are Flying Over Ole St. Joe's 

    Unknown author (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] "You'll see a union in this hospital when pigs fly!" So went the opening statement of the new director of Human Resources at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois. Flying pigs instantly became our ...
  • Framing the Fight: Media Savvy Bolsters Corporate Campaigns 

    Keiser, Karen (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Marc Rich was a marked man. His face smirked from thousands of wanted posters plastered across the country, hung up in union halls from Scranton, Pa. to Sacramento, Ca. The poster even found its way to Switzerland ...
  • Labor Bookshelf 

    LeRoy, Greg (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] But for the NAFTA debate, you'd hardly know that almost two million Americans are still being permanently laid-off every year. Two new books focus on job loss and the few legal protections U.S. workers have against ...
  • Setting a Research Agenda 

    Chu, David (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Whether we call them "corporate" or "strategic" or "comprehensive" or "pressure" campaigns, they all boil down in good street slang to "Fight the Power!" At the core, corporate campaigns share a common mind-set: ...
  • Mobilizing Internationally 

    Cohen, Larry (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] CWA's experience with Northern Telecom also holds vital lessons for mobilizing internationally at other multinational corporations. Corporate attempts to gain greater market share and profits, often at the expense ...
  • LRR Focus: Taking the Organizing Approach to Comprehensive Campaigns 

    Russo, John (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Must a local union always rely on its international to conduct and win a comprehensive, or corporate, campaign? Using an organizing model of unionism which relies on the knowledge, access to information, organizing ...
  • The Right Thing, The Smart Thing: A Call for Mass Action 

    Acuff, Stewart (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] I was an organizer for 14 years. I never met with an organizing committee or spoke at a mass meeting when I didn t remind workers of something we all understand intuitively: There is one way you get what you need ...
  • Planning to Win: Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Labor's Corporate Campaigns 

    Unknown author (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] There are some labor debacles that keep us up nights with the If Onlies. No names. You know which ones they are, and why they went bust. And the real kicker is that workers lost, not because management was so ...
  • Taking On the Global Boss: An Interview with Paul Garver of the IUF 

    Banks, Andy (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] Paul Garver is a coordinator on transnational corporations at the International Union of Food, Agriculture, Tobacco, Hotel, Restaurant and Allied Workers (IUF), an international trade union secretariat (ITS). ...
  • Making Pigs Fly 

    Albright, Vedie; Couturier, Michelle; Jones, Kay (1993-09-01)
    [Excerpt] "You'll see a union in this hospital when pigs fly." So went the opening statement by the new Vice President of Human Resources at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois. Poor staffing ratios, out-dated ...

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