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Rekindling the Movement
By Lowell Turner

Rekindling the Movement

Labor's Quest for Relevance in the 21st Century

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Rekindling the Movement by Lowell Turner

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From gloomy times in the 1980s, the American labor movement has returned to apparent prominence through the efforts of a new generation of energetic and progressive leaders. A distinguished group of authors examines this resurgence and the potential of American unions with sympathetic yet critical eyes. Experts from a wide variety of disciplines-industrial relations, political science, economics, and sociology-identify the central developments, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the new initiatives, and assess the progress made and the prospects for the future. Though all agree on the importance of unions, their opinions of the success of current renewal efforts diverge greatly. The interdisciplinary and comparative approach of Rekindling the Movement is both challenging and enlightening. Rather than merely trumpeting pet opinions, contributors provide hard evidence and causal analysis, grounded in realistic perspectives, to back up suggestions for the improvement of the new labor movement. Their straightforward observations about what is and is not possible, what does and does not work, will be of great practical value for policymakers and union leaders.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801487125
ISBN-10: 0801487129
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Mobilizing Against Inequality by Lowell Turner Mobilizing Against Inequality, Paperback (April 2014)

The contributors to this volume set out to study union strategies toward immigrant workers in four countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and United States.

Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds by Lowell Turner Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds, Paperback (February 2007)

Introducing the role of urban social context in the field of labor revitalization, this book features global case studies in which strong coalitions have enabled new union influence as well as those in which such coalition building has been thwarted.

Transnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions by Lowell Turner Transnational Cooperation Among Labor Unions, Paperback (December 2000)

Organized labor faces enormous challenges in the increasingly global economy. The effect of multinational corporations, the portability of technology and capital, and lowered trade barriers in international commerce have all sparked widespread...

Fighting for Partnership by Lowell Turner Fighting for Partnership, Paperback (May 1998)

West Germany from 1949 to 1990 was a story of virtually unparalleled political and economic success. This economic miracle incorporated a well-functioning political democracy, expanded to include a "social partnership" system of economic...

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Author Biography - Lowell Turner

Lowell Turner is Professor of International and Comparative Labor at the ILR School and Director of the Worker Institute at Cornell University. He is coeditor most recently of Mobilizing against Inequality, Labor in the New Urban Battlegrounds, and Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell. Harry C. Katz is the Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR). He is coauthor of Labor Relations in a Globalizing World, The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, Second Edition, and Converging Divergences and coeditor of Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell, among many other books.

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