Labor Law for the Rank Filer

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ISBN: 9781604865691
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Number of pages: 120
Author: Staughton Lynd
Publisher: PM Press

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.


Solidarity Unionism at Starbucks

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ISBN: 9781604865042
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Number of pages: 36
Author: Staughton Lynd
Publisher: PM Press

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.


Labor Guide to Labor Law

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ISBN: 9780801454585
Release Date: 2014-08-14
Number of pages: 640
Author: Bruce S. Feldacker
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online Labor Guide to Labor Law in PDF and EPUB Labor Guide to Labor Law is 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. This thoroughly revised and updated fifth edition covers new statutes, current issues, and the latest developments in labor and employment law. The text emphasizes issues of greatest importance to unions and employees. Where the law permits a union to make certain tactical choices, those choices are pointed out. Material is included on internal union matters that tend to be ignored in management texts. Bruce S. Feldacker and Michael J. Hayes cover applicable labor law principles from a union's initial organizing campaign to the mature bargaining relationship, including such subjects as the employee right to engage in protected concerted activity, the duty to bargain, labor arbitration, the use of strikes, picketing and other economic weapons in resolving a labor dispute, the duty of fair representation, internal union regulation, and employment discrimination. This book is also a useful reference and review for full-time union officers and representatives who have a working knowledge of labor law but wish to brush up on certain points as needed in their work. Both authors have extensive experience in the construction field, and they have been careful to include material on those aspects of labor law that are unique to that field. Labor Guide to Labor Law is structured to present an unbiased and comprehensive explanation of labor law principles for anyone interested in the field. Thus, labor relations educators, as well as practitioners in the field representing labor, management, or individual employees, should also find the text suitable for their use. Each chapter includes a summary, review questions and answers, a restatement of "Basic Legal principles" with citations to key cases, and a bibliography for additional research.


Accompanying

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ISBN: 1604868139
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: Staughton Lynd
Publisher: PM Press

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.


Why Unions Matter

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ISBN: 9781583673669
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Michael D. Yates
Publisher: NYU Press

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.


Why Labor Organizing Should be a Civil Right

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ISBN: 0870785230
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 150
Author: Richard D. Kahlenberg
Publisher: Century Foundation

Download and read online Why Labor Organizing Should be a Civil Right in PDF and EPUB The economic gains of American workers after World War II have slowly been eroded - in part because organized labor has gone from encompassing one-third of the private sector workers to less than one-tenth. This title deals with the confines of labor law by amending the Civil Rights Act so that it prohibits discrimination against workers


An Introduction to Labor Law

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ISBN: 0801484774
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 72
Author: Michael Evan Gold
Publisher: Cornell University Press

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.


Wobblies and Zapatistas

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ISBN: 9781604861853
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Number of pages: 300
Author: Staughton Lynd
Publisher: PM Press

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.


Contract Bargaining Handbook for Local Union Leaders

Filename: contract-bargaining-handbook-for-local-union-leaders.pdf
ISBN: 0871798034
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Number of pages: 308
Author: Maurice B. Better
Publisher: BNA Books

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.


Confessions of a Union Buster

Filename: confessions-of-a-union-buster.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015032830294
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 302
Author: Martin Jay Levitt
Publisher: Crown

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


Just Cause

Filename: just-cause.pdf
ISBN: 0945902239
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: Robert M. Schwartz
Publisher:

Download and read online Just Cause in PDF and EPUB Offers a step by step guide with advice, tips and winning techniques for use by Grievance representatives to prepare cases and make compelling arguments.


Solidarity Unionism

Filename: solidarity-unionism.pdf
ISBN: 9781629631288
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Number of pages: 128
Author: Staughton Lynd
Publisher: PM Press

Download and read online Solidarity Unionism in PDF and EPUB Critical reading for all who care about the future of labor, Solidarity Unionism draws deeply on Staughton Lynd's experiences as a labor lawyer and activist in Youngstown, Ohio, and on his profound understanding of the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO). The book helps us begin to put not only movement, but also vision, back into the labor movement. There is a blossoming of rank-and-file worker organizations throughout the world that are countering rapacious capitalists and labor leaders who think they know more about work and struggle than their own members. To secure the gains of solidarity unions, Lynd has proposed parallel bodies of workers who share the principles of rank-and-file solidarity and can coordinate the activities of local workers' assemblies. Detailed and inspiring examples include experiments in workers' self-organization across industries in steel-producing Youngstown, as well as horizontal networks of solidarity formed in a variety of U.S. cities and successful direct actions overseas. This book is not a prescription but reveals the lived experience of working people continuously taking risks for the common good.


Why Unions Matter

Filename: why-unions-matter.pdf
ISBN: 9781583673669
Release Date: 2009-05-01
Number of pages: 200
Author: Michael D. Yates
Publisher: NYU Press

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.


The Union Steward s Complete Guide 2nd Edition Updated

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ISBN: 098398719X
Release Date: 2014-02-15
Number of pages: 416
Author: David Prosten
Publisher:

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.


The Legal Rights of Union Stewards

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ISBN: 094590200X
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 143
Author: Robert M. Schwartz
Publisher:

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