Public Workers: Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900 1962 Joseph E. Slater

ISBN: 9780801440120

Published: February 5th 2004

Hardcover

272 pages


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Public Workers: Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900 1962  by  Joseph E. Slater

Public Workers: Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900 1962 by Joseph E. Slater
February 5th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 272 pages | ISBN: 9780801440120 | 7.62 Mb

From the dawn of the 20th century to the early 1960s, public-sector unions generally had no legal right to strike, bargain or arbitrate, and government workers could be fired simply for joining a union. Public Workers analyses why public-sectorMoreFrom the dawn of the 20th century to the early 1960s, public-sector unions generally had no legal right to strike, bargain or arbitrate, and government workers could be fired simply for joining a union. Public Workers analyses why public-sector labour law evolved as it did, separate from and much more restrictive than private sector labour law, and what effect this law had on public-sector unions, organized labour as a whole and by extension all of American politics.

Joseph E. Slater shows how public-sector unions survived, represented their members and set the stage for the most remarkable growth of worker organization in American history. and political arena, from the infamous Boston police strike of 1919, to teachers in Seattle fighting a yellow-dog rule, to the BSEIU in the 1930s representing public-sector janitors, to the fate of the powerful Transit Workers Union after New York City purchased the subways, to the long struggle by AFSCME that produced the nations first public-sector labour law in Wisconsin in 1959.

Slater introduces readers to a determined and often-ignored segment of the union movement and expands our knowledge of working people, the institutions they formed and the organizational obstacles they faced.



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