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The Resource The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman, (electronic resource)

The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman, (electronic resource)

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The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront
Title
The union makes us strong
Title remainder
radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront
Statement of responsibility
David Wellman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
American labour history is typically interpreted by scholars as a history of defeat. Hidden by this conventional wisdom are a handful of militant unions that did not follow the putative Congress of Industrial Organizations trajectory. Based on three years of ethnographic research, this book examines a union that organised itself to systematically challenge management's rule on the shopfloor: San Francisco's longshore union. American unionism looks quite different than conventional wisdom suggests when everyday union practices are observed. American labour's trajectory, this book argues, is neither inevitable nor determined; militant, democratic forms of unionism are possible in the United States; and collective bargaining does not automatically eliminate contests for workplace control. The contract is a bargain that reflects and reproduces fundamental disagreement; it states how production and conflict will proceed.--
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Wellman, David T
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union
  • Stevedores
  • Industrial relations
  • Social conflict
Label
The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511571053
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Labor Radicalism Revisited. 1. Unsettling old scores: Labor radicalism encounters conventional wisdom. 2. Sealing the fate of radical labor theoretically. 3. A framework for American unionism -- pt. II. Local Community and "Tumultuous" Democracy: The Sociocultural Foundations of Unionism on the San Francisco Waterfront. 4. Political community on the San Francisco waterfront. 5. The structure of participationist politics. 6. Being political in Local 10 -- pt. III. Unionism, Work, and Technological Change. 7. Work, knowledge, and control: Conventional longshoring. 8. Work, knowledge, and control: Containerized longshoring. 9. "Doing the right thing": Working principles and codes of conduct -- pt. IV. Waging the Battle for Workplace Control on Contractual Terrain. 10. Who decides how to work? 11. Which side's language shall govern? 12. By whose principles will merit be rewarded? -- pt. V. Agreeing to Disagree: Being Defensibly Disobedient
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CR9780511571053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511571053
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726823673
Label
The union makes us strong : radical unionism on the San Francisco waterfront, David Wellman, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511571053
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Labor Radicalism Revisited. 1. Unsettling old scores: Labor radicalism encounters conventional wisdom. 2. Sealing the fate of radical labor theoretically. 3. A framework for American unionism -- pt. II. Local Community and "Tumultuous" Democracy: The Sociocultural Foundations of Unionism on the San Francisco Waterfront. 4. Political community on the San Francisco waterfront. 5. The structure of participationist politics. 6. Being political in Local 10 -- pt. III. Unionism, Work, and Technological Change. 7. Work, knowledge, and control: Conventional longshoring. 8. Work, knowledge, and control: Containerized longshoring. 9. "Doing the right thing": Working principles and codes of conduct -- pt. IV. Waging the Battle for Workplace Control on Contractual Terrain. 10. Who decides how to work? 11. Which side's language shall govern? 12. By whose principles will merit be rewarded? -- pt. V. Agreeing to Disagree: Being Defensibly Disobedient
Control code
CR9780511571053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 364 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511571053
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726823673

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