The Civil Wars in U.s. Labor: Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?

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  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
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Between 2008 and 2010, the progressive wing of the U.S. labor movement tore itself apart in a series of internecine struggles. More than $140 million was expended, by all sides, on organizing conflicts that tarnished union reputations and undermined the campaign for real health care and labor law reform. Campus and community allies, along with many rank-and-file union members, were left angered and dismayed.

Author Biography

Steve Early worked as a national staff member of the Communications Workers of America for twenty-seven years. He is the author of Embedded with Organized Labor and a widely published freelance writer.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Organizations and Abbreviationp. xxi
Introduction: From the Sixties to San Juanp. 1
The Quest for Union Renewalp. 31
Taking the High Road to Growth?p. 51
A Scramble for New Membersp. 81
Dial 1-800-MY-Union?p. 109
Who Rules SEIU (and Who Doesn't)p. 137
The Mother of All Trusteeshipsp. 173
Ivy League Amigos No Morep. 207
The Progressive Quandaryp. 229
How EFCA Died for Obamacarep. 255
Labor Day: The Sequelp. 281
Conclusion Signs of a New Worker's Movement?p. 319
Notesp. 341
Indexp. 393
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