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No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

Jane F. McAlevey

Abstract

Over the past two decades, labor unions in the United States have experienced a profound crisis. In spite of spending hundreds of millions of dollars on new organizing campaigns, unions have not won a major victory since 1995, and membership rates have steadily plunged. Meanwhile, corporate power has strengthened its grip, making the strength of unions more relevant than ever. What is the reason behind the downfall of the unions, and what can be done about it? No Shortcuts examines the ways in which unions can reverse their recent decline, arguing that despite today’s extremely hostile environ ... More

Keywords: labor unions, union organizing, organizing strategies, employers, union organizers, workers, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190624712
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190624712.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane F. McAlevey, author
Post Doc, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard University Law School

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