top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Fighting For Jobs
Case Studies of Labor-Community Coalitions Confronting Plant Closings
Fighting For Jobs
Click on image to enlarge

Bruce Nissen - Author
SUNY series in the Sociology of Work and Organizations
Price: $50.50 
Hardcover - 215 pages
Release Date: August 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2567-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2567-1

Quantity:  
Price: $26.95 
Paperback - 215 pages
Release Date: August 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2568-1
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2568-8

Quantity:  
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary Read First Chapter image missing

Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.

This book examines the struggle of unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s. The unusual depth of the research allows the reader to grasp the key factors affecting such battles in an era of industrial restructuring. It contains new insights into "early warning" signs, their recognition and importance; the role of labor-management relations in both shutdown decisions and efforts to save the plant; the importance of corporate structure and strategy; the part played by economic market factors; and the role of local government, both potential and actual. The book concludes with an analysis of the current trends affecting labor-community activism of this type.

"Fighting for Jobs shows the unrecognized promise of community-labor coalitions resisting the destruction of good jobs and local economies. Its thoroughly researched case studies and clear analysis will be invaluable for academics, policy analysts, and grassroots activists. Fighting for Jobs reveals what the issue of 'good jobs' is really all about." -- Jeremy Brecher, co-author of Global Village or Global Pillage; co-editor of Building Bridges: The Emerging Grassroots Coalition of Labor and Community

"I am extremely enthusiastic about the book from a variety of perspectives: it is well written and accessible; it addresses a significant issue facing U.S. working people and their communities; it evaluates the roles of corporations, governments, unions, and community organizations and coalitions as they engage in struggle over whether and how plants should close. It is a significant advance over the existent plant closing literature." -- Harry R. Targ, Purdue University

"The key contribution of the author is his insight as an activist who was actively involved in the plant closings he writes about. He has a privileged access to a sensitive and volatile situation that might not have been available to more traditional researchers. His insights into the internal operations of Calumet Project are also unique. I can't think of another book in the field that knits together several case studies with such care and also provides a framework for understanding their common underpinnings." -- Michael Wallace, Indiana University

Bruce Nissen is Associate Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University, Northwest.



Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Chronologies

1. Introduction

2. Military Conversion and the Shutdown of the Blaw-Knox Steel Foundry

3. Public Subsidy Abuse at the Combustion Engineering Plant

4. Successorship and Managerial Competence at the Stratojac Plant

5. Struggle to Reopen the Hammond LTV Bar Mill

6. Preventing a Department Relocation at the LaSalle Steel Plant

7. Comparing the Cases: Critical Factors

8. Problem Definition, Alliance Formation, Mobilization, and the Significance of Labor-Community Coalitions

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index



Related Subjects
30327/30328(CW//)

Related Titles

Organizing the South Bronx
Organizing the South Bronx
The Personal and the Political
The Personal and the Political
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Shaping Gender Policy in Turkey
Fear of Crime
Fear of Crime
Understanding Human Action
Understanding Human Action
Enforcement or Negotiation
Enforcement or Negotiation
Rambo and the Dalai Lama
Rambo and the Dalai Lama
Imperialism and Human Rights
Imperialism and Human Rights
Cultivating Dissent
Cultivating Dissent
Crime and its Social Context
Crime and its Social Context



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg