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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • LRR Focus: Tips for Researching Your Boss 

      Unknown author (1993-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Talk to the workers who often know a lot even if they don't know they do. Also, mobilizing employees to research their own employer can be useful organizing tactic for the union to build strength for a fight.
    • LRR Focus: What is a Strategic Campaign? 

      Unknown author (1993-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Because of experimentation by various unions over the past decade, we can, with some accuracy, define the characteristics of a strategic, or corporate campaign.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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: ...
    • 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). ...
    • 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 ...
    • The State's Fortunate 50 

      Schmalz, Peter (1993-09-01)
      [Excerpt] Reaganomics are alive and well at the state and local levels. Not only are funds tight, but the same mean-spirited, anti-worker attitudes that characterized the Reagan administration have become increasingly ...