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Description - Rekindling the Movement by Lowell Turner

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 23mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: ILR Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 31-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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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 Jack Sheinkman Professor and Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution at the ILR School, Cornell University. He is coauthor of The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, Converging Divergences,and, with Thomas A. Kochan and Alexander J. S. Colvin,Labor Relations in a Globalizing World andcoeditor of Rekindling the Movement, all from Cornell, among many other books.

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