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dc.contributor.authorPalladino, Grace
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-13T18:58:14Z
dc.date.available2020-11-13T18:58:14Z
dc.date.issued2005-01-01
dc.identifier.other100022
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/74195
dc.descriptionThe abstract, table of contents, and first twenty-five pages are published with permission from the Cornell University Press. For ordering information, please visit the Cornell University Press at http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/.
dc.description.abstractSkilled Hands, Strong Spirits follows the history of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department from the emergence of building trades councils in the age of the skyscraper; through treacherous fights over jurisdiction as new building materials and methods of work evolved; and through numerous Department campaigns to improve safety standards, work with contractors to promote unionized construction, and forge a sense of industrial unity among its fifteen (and at times nineteen) autonomous and highly diverse affiliates. Arranged chronologically, Skilled Hands, Strong Spirits is based on archival research in Department, AFL-CIO, and U.S. government records as well as numerous union journals, the local and national press, and interviews with former Department officers.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjecttrade
dc.subjectunion
dc.subjectbuilding
dc.subjectwork
dc.subjectjurisdiction
dc.subjectlabor
dc.subjectskill
dc.subjectskyscrapers
dc.subjectbusiness
dc.subjectwage
dc.subjectcouncil
dc.subjectstrike
dc.subjectcarpenter
dc.titleSkilled Hands, Strong Spirits: A Century of Building Trades History
dc.typebook chapter
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