By Kim Moody
Original yr of publication: 1988; 1989, 1992, 1993 - reprints
Over the earlier decade American exertions has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first finished background of the exertions stream 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 household correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized creation. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in want of its previous chilly struggle liaisons and illusory compacts with titanic company, the AFL-CIO below George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been pressured to give up lots of its post-war gains.
With awesome consciousness to the viewpoints of rank-and-file staff, Moody chronicles the key, yet principally unreported, efforts of labor's grassroots to discover its means out of the concern. In case stories of vehicle, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he strains the increase of 'anti-concession' pursuits and in different case reports describes the ambitious hindrances to the 'organization of the unorganized' within the carrier quarter. an in depth research of the Rainbow Coalition's strength to unite exertions with different revolutionary teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the probabilities of a brand new 'labor internationalism.'
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An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism by Kim Moody
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