By Kim Moody
Original 12 months 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 heritage of the hard work stream from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody exhibits how the AFL-CIO's conservative ideology of 'business unionism' successfully disarmed unions within the face of a family correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized creation. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in prefer of its outdated chilly struggle liaisons and illusory compacts with immense company, the AFL-CIO less than George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been compelled to give up lots of its post-war gains.
With impressive recognition to the viewpoints of rank-and-file staff, Moody chronicles the main, yet principally unreported, efforts of labor's grassroots to discover its approach out of the situation. In case experiences of car, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he lines the increase of 'anti-concession' routine and in different case reviews describes the bold hindrances to the 'organization of the unorganized' within the provider region. an in depth research of the Rainbow Coalition's power to unite exertions with different revolutionary teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the chances of a brand new 'labor internationalism.'
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