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New Labor Movement for the New Century : A Collection of Essays from the Labor Resource Center, Queens College, City University of New York,9780853459378

New Labor Movement for the New Century : A Collection of Essays from the Labor Resource Center, Queens College, City University of New York

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9780853459378

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Pub. Date:
4/1/1998
Publisher(s):
Monthly Review Press
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"This spirited collection is indispensable reading for anyone who wants to know what it will take for unions to inspire and mobilize a mass movement that will transform our nation, deepen our commitment to justice and democracy, and promote the inclusiveness that is key both to the labor movement and sustained economic growth." --Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., President, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition

Table of Contents

FOREWORD viii(3)
Dan Georgakas
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi(2)
INTRODUCTION xiii
Gregory Mantsios
PART 1: DEMOCRACY, IDEOLOGY, AND CHANGE 1(64)
CREATING DEMOCRATIC COMMUNITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
4(12)
Elaine Bernard
WHOSE DEMOCRACY? ORGANIZED LABOR AND MEMBER CONTROL
16(8)
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
A "NEW LABOR MOVEMENT" IN THE SHELL OF THE OLD?
24(20)
Jeremy Brecher
Tim Costello
WHAT DOES LABOR STAND FOR?
44(21)
Gregory Mantsios
PART 2: ORGANIZING THE UNORGANIZED 65(82)
TAKING THE OFFENSIVE, TURNING THE TIDE
69(13)
Stephen Lerner
MEMBERSHIP-BASED ORGANIZING
82(22)
Steve Early
SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZING AT THE LOCAL LEVEL: The Experience of AFSCME District Council 1707
104(15)
Josephine LeBeau
Kevin Lynch
MOVING INNOVATION FROM THE MARGINS TO THE CENTER
119(28)
Janice Fine
PART 3: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION 147(69)
WOMEN WORKERS: STRATEGIES FOR INCLUSION AND REBUILDING UNIONISM
151(20)
Ruth Needleman
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT INCLUSION: A Comprehensive Approach
171(14)
Jose La Luz
Paula Finn
THE CHALLENGE OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE AFL-CIO
185(17)
May Chen
Kent Wong
TRANSFORMING UNIONS AND BUILDING A MOVEMENT
202(14)
Larry Adams
PART 4: PARTIES AND POLITICS 216(57)
BLOCKING BRIDGES: Class-Based Politics and the Labor Movement
219(13)
Patricia Lippold
Bob Kirkman
LABOR'S ROLE IN THE POLITICAL ARENA
232(11)
Dennis Rivera
BUILDING A PARTY OF OUR OWN
243(12)
Tony Mazzocchi
THE POLITICS OF LEADERSHIP: The Role of Unions in Developing Policy Initiatives
255(18)
Arthur Cheliotes
PART 5: INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS 273(56)
DEVELOPING AND ENFORCING INTERNATIONAL LABOR STANDARDS
277(9)
Barbara Shailor
George Kourpias
NEW VOICE, NEW INTERNATIONALISM
286(18)
Andy Banks
INTERNATIONAL LABOR SOLIDARITY IN AN ERA OF GLOBAL COMPETITION
304(16)
Hector J. Figueroa
BUILDING A MEMBER-BASED INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM
320(9)
Ron Blackwell
AFTERWORD 329(7)
John J. Sweeney
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS 336(9)
INDEX 345


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