Strikes in the United States since World War II

Pizzolato, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: (2009) Strikes in the United States since World War II. In: The encyclopedia of strikes in American history. Brenner, Aaron, Day, Benjamin and Ness, Immanuel, eds. Routledge, New York, NY, USA, pp. 226-238. ISBN 9780765613301. [Book Section]


[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] Strikes have been part of American labor relations from colonial days to the present, reflecting the widespread class conflict that has run throughout the nation’s history. Against employers and their goons, against the police, the National Guard, local, state, and national officials, against racist vigilantes, against their union leaders, and against each other, American workers have walked off the job for higher wages, better benefits, bargaining rights, legislation, job control, and just plain dignity. At times, their actions have motivated groundbreaking legislation, defining new rights for all citizens; at other times they have led to loss of workers’ lives. This comprehensive encyclopedia is the first detailed collection of historical research on strikes in America. To provide the analytical tools for understanding strikes, the volume includes two types of essays—those focused on an industry or economic sector, and those focused on a theme.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Work and Learning Research Centre
Item ID: 14474
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Depositing User: Nico Pizzolato
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2015 14:00
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:32

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