9780847688654

American Labor Unions in the Electoral Arena

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    9780847688654

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-18
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

Are contemporary U.S. labor unions irrelevant, or in fact a changing force to be reckoned with as they grow into a new economy in a globalized America? Is the current political power exercised by U.S. labor unions more akin to the social movements of the

Author Biography

Herbert B. Asher is professor emeritus of political science at Ohio State University and serves as counselor to the university president. Eric S. Heberlig is assistant professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Randall B. Ripley is dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and professor of political science at the Ohio State University. Karen Snyder is president of The Strategy Team, Ltd., a public opinion research firm.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
vii
List of Tables
ix
Preface xi
American Labor Unions and Politics: An Introduction
1(22)
The Changing Face of Labor Unions
23(24)
Members' Attitudes toward Unions and Politics
47(18)
Traditional Political Strategy
65(24)
Political Strategy in the Sweeney Era
89(18)
Union Political Activists
107(26)
Election Day Outcomes
133(22)
Challenges and Opportunities for Organized Labor
155(22)
Appendix A: Research Design 177(2)
Appendix B: The Ohio Union Surveys 179(2)
Appendix C: Variable Measurements: Ohio Union Surveys 181(6)
References 187(10)
Index 197(10)
About the Authors 207

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