Rekindling the Movement: Labor's Quest for Relevance in the Twenty-First Century Hardcover – Jun 2001
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From Library Journal
Edited by Turner, Harry C. Katz, and Richard W. Hurd from the New York School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, this is a brilliant follow-up to the 1998 anthology, Organizing To Win: New Research on Union Strategies (Cornell Univ.). It addresses the problems, prospects, and alternatives facing U.S. labor unions as they make the transition from the industrial union model of the 20th century to accommodate a workforce that is more diverse, multicultural, and transnational. The most interesting sections of this book eloquently discuss the revival of the U.S. labor movement, its transformation to social movement unionism, lessons learned from attempts to organize immigrant and previously underserved workers, the obstacles facing union leaders, the effects of previous union mergers, and the political, social, cultural, and economic challenges that face unions as they attempt to survive in a rapidly evolving business and economic environment. With essays by writers from diverse disciplines, this book is essential for both labor and business leaders who are challenged to understand and accommodate the needs of a rapidly changing and diverse workforce. Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries. Norman B. Hutcherson, California State Univ., Bakersfield
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"This is a brilliant follow-up to the 1998 anthology, Organizing to Win. . . With essays by writers from diverse disciplines, this book is essential for both labor and business leaders who are challenged to understand and accommodate the needs of a rapidly changing and diverse workforce."—Library Journal, July 2001
"Anyone concerned about the state of the American labour movement is likely to find reason for both hope and despair in this volume. . . . The editors of Rekindling the Movement have captured both tendencies in a comprehensive selection of articles, and consequently they present a mixed but probably fair reading of US labour's current prospects. . . . Rekindling the Movement will undoubtedly be an important and useful tool for organizers and those who study them. It should help rekindle the imagination as well."—Greg McElligott, McMaster University. Labour/Le Travail
"The writers included in Rekindling the Movement expound on the newer strategies Lichtenstein favors. . . . There's much that Lichtenstein and the authors of Rekindling the Movement discuss that provides hope."—Kevin Mattson, Commonweal, 1 June 2002 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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