By Kim Moody
Original 12 months of publication: 1988; 1989, 1992, 1993 - reprints
Over the previous decade American exertions has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first accomplished historical past of the exertions flow from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody indicates how the AFL-CIO's conservative ideology of 'business unionism' successfully disarmed unions within the face of a family correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized construction. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in desire of its previous chilly warfare liaisons and illusory compacts with gigantic company, the AFL-CIO lower than George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been compelled to give up lots of its post-war gains.
With notable cognizance to the viewpoints of rank-and-file employees, Moody chronicles the main, yet principally unreported, efforts of labor's grassroots to discover its means out of the main issue. In case experiences of vehicle, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he strains the increase of 'anti-concession' pursuits and in different case stories describes the bold hindrances to the 'organization of the unorganized' within the provider region. a close research of the Rainbow Coalition's power to unite hard work with different revolutionary teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the chances of a brand new 'labor internationalism.'
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