Download and read online Labor Law for the Rank Filer in PDF and EPUB Blending cutting-edge legal strategies for winning justice at work with a theory of dramatic, bottom-up social change, this practical guide to workers’ rights aims to make work better while reinvigorating the labor movement. A powerful organization model called “solidarity unionism” is explained, showing how the labor force can avoid the pitfalls of the legal system and utilize direct action to win fair rights. The new edition includes new cases governing fundamental labor rights and can be used not only by union workers, but can serve as a guerrilla legal handbook for any employee in this unstable economy.
Download and read online Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks in PDF and EPUB Legendary legal scholar Staughton Lynd teams up with influential labor organizer Daniel Gross in this exposition on solidarity unionism, the do-it-yourself workplace organizing system that is rapidly gaining prominence around the country and around the world. Lynd and Gross make the audacious argument that workers themselves on the shop floor, not outside union officials, are the real hope for labor's future. Utilizing the principles of solidarity unionism, any group of co-workers, like the workers at Starbucks, can start building an organization to win an independent voice at work without waiting for a traditional trade union to come and “organize” them. Indeed, in a leaked recording of a conference call, the nation's most prominent union-busting lobbyist coined a term, “the Starbucks problem,” as a warning to business executives about the risk of working people organizing themselves and taking direct action to improve issues at work. Combining history and theory with the groundbreaking practice of the model by Starbucks workers, Lynd and Gross make a compelling case for solidarity unionism as an effective, resilient, and deeply democratic approach to winning a voice on the job and in society.
Download and read online A Primer on American Labor Law in PDF and EPUB A guide for nonspecialists, thoroughly updated for the fourth edition.
Download and read online Accompanying in PDF and EPUB To better understand the impact of social movements in recent years, this analysis distinguishes strategies of social change into two parts: organizing, which is characteristic of the 1960s movement in the United States, and accompaniment, which was articulated by Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador. Both are valuable tools for understanding and promoting social movements; in accompaniment, the promoter of social change and his or her oppressed colleague view themselves as two experts, each bringing indispensable experience to a shared project. Together, as equals, they seek to create what the Zapatistas call “another world.” The author applies the distinction between accompaniment and organizing to five social movements in which he has taken part: the labor and civil rights movements, the antiwar movement, prisoner insurgencies, and the movement sparked by Occupy Wall Street. Also included are the experiences of the author’s wife Alice Lynd, a partner in these efforts, who has been a draft counselor and advocate for prisoners in maximum-security confinement.
Download and read online Why Unions Matter in PDF and EPUB In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and egalitarian. Yates uses simple language, clear data, and engaging examples to show why workers need unions, how unions are formed, how they operate, how collective bargaining works, the role of unions in politics, and what unions have done to bring workers together across the divides of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation. The new edition not onlyupdates the first, but also examines the record of the New Voice slate that took control of the AFL-CIO in 1995, the continuing decline in union membership and density, the Change to Win split in 2005, the growing importance of immigrant workers, the rise of worker centers, the impacts of and labor responses to globalization, and the need for labor to have an independent political voice. This is simply the best introduction to unions on the market.
Download and read online An Introduction to Labor Law in PDF and EPUB Michael Evan Gold has completely revised his classic explanation of the protection to which workers are entitled under the National Labor Relations Act. He includes discussion of such fundamental topics as organizing and elections, the duty to bargain, economic weapons available to workers, and enforcement of labor contracts. "An excellent review of labor law as it stands today".--BOOKLIST.
Download and read online Labor Guide to Labor Law in PDF and EPUB A comprehensive survey of labor law in the private sector, written from the labor perspective for labor relations students and for unions and their members, now in its fifth edition.
Download and read online Contract Bargaining Handbook for Local Union Leaders in PDF and EPUB This nuts-and-bolts handbook tells you the tools and tactics that set the most effective locals apart from the rest. The author gives you specific instructions on bargaining for pay, fringes, and other terms and conditions of employment. Summaries and checklists guide you through the process smoothly as you learn to: -- recognize strengths and weaknesses -- find your best strike and no-strike alternatives -- avoid impasse -- use third-party mediation, and more Coverage includes both traditional and win-win negotiations in union-employer situations ranging from manufacturing to the retail, service, and local government sectors. Whether you are on the bargaining committee for the first time or have years of experience, you will gain from the author's no-nonsense approach to efficient organization, planning, and negotiation.
Download and read online Wobblies and Zapatistas in PDF and EPUB Wobblies and Zapatistas offers the reader an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, influenced by Marxism. They meet in dialogue in an effort to bring together the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to discuss the writing of history by those who make it, and to remind us of the idea that "my country is the world." Encompassing a Left libertarian perspective and an emphatically activist standpoint, these conversations are meant to be read in the clubs and affinity groups of the new Movement. The authors accompany us on a journey through modern revolutions, direct actions, anti-globalist counter summits, Freedom Schools, Zapatista cooperatives, Haymarket and Petrograd, Hanoi and Belgrade, "intentional" communities, wildcat strikes, early Protestant communities, Native American democratic practices, the Workers' Solidarity Club of Youngstown, occupied factories, self-organized councils and soviets, the lives of forgotten revolutionaries, Quaker meetings, antiwar movements, and prison rebellions. Neglected and forgotten moments of interracial self-activity are brought to light. The book invites the attention of readers who believe that a better world, on the other side of capitalism and state bureaucracy, may indeed be possible.
Download and read online Confessions of a Union Buster in PDF and EPUB Offers a behind-the-scenes look at how major corporations use their power to destroy worker's unions and shows how unions are actually good for business and for the country
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Download and read online Reviving the Strike in PDF and EPUB If the American labor movement is to rise again, it will not be as a result of electing different politicians, the passage of legislation, or improved methods of union organizing. Rather, workers will need to rediscover the power of the strike. Not the ineffectual strike of today, where employees meekly sit on picket lines waiting for scabs to take their jobs, but the type of strike capable of grinding industries to a halt--the kind employed up until the 1960s. In Reviving the Strike, labor lawyer Joe Burns draws on economics, history and current analysis in arguing that the labor movement must redevelop an effective strike based on the now outlawed traditional labor tactics of stopping production and workplace-based solidarity. The book challenges the prevailing view that tactics such as organizing workers or amending labor law can save trade unionism in this country. Instead, Reviving the Strike offers a fundamentally different solution to the current labor crisis, showing how collective bargaining backed by a strike capable of inflicting economic harm upon an employer is the only way for workers to break free of the repressive system of labor control that has been imposed upon them by corporations and the government for the past seventy-five years.
Download and read online The Union Steward s Complete Guide 2nd Edition Updated in PDF and EPUB Since the first edition of this book was published in 1997, this book has become the workplace bible for tens of thousands of stewards across North America. The second edition was published in 2006 and this new edition is updated as of 2013. Fully illustrated and indexed, the book's 11 chapters offer hands-on counsel on problems and concerns ranging from the basics of grievance handling to dealing with difficult supervisors or co-workers to ways of increasing membership involvement in the union. It also includes counsel on workplace concerns from computer and privacy issues to dealing with the changing workplace, including the growing number of workers from other nations and cultures. Hundreds of winning strategies and tactics are offered to new and veteran stewards alike.