Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation

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UNSW Press, 1998 - History - 352 pages
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"Green Bans, Red Union documents the development of a union that took a stand on a number of social issues. Apart from the green bans movement, union members also used their industrial power to defend the rights of oppressed groups, such as Aborigines, women and homosexuals. In telling the colourful story that inspired many environmentalists and ordinary citizens - and gave the word 'green' an entirely new meaning - Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann open a window on a period when Australian workers led the world in innovative and stunningly effective forms of environmental protest."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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Contents

Kellys Bush the scene of Sydneys first green ban
6
The preconditions for radical unionism
12
Mick McNamara with Arthur Calwell 196t
28
The greening of the union
36
Protest outside Gallaghers office November 1973
47
A NEW CONCEPT OF UNIONISM
59
ABLF Federal Executive 1970
69
Margins strike march 1970
83
PREVENTING THE PLUNDER
167
Battlers for Kellys Bush secretariat
170
Residents inspect plans for Woolloomooloo
202
Cartoon by George Molnar
230
Builders labourers preventing scabs breaking The Rocks green ban 1973
257
Mick Fowler at antiGallagher rally October 1974
270
The Glebe Society opposes the Northwestern Expressway 1972
289
Notes
300

Voting to remain on strike during accident pay dispute May 1971
112
Tom Hogan at anticonscription rally July 1972
129
International Womens Day march 1974
153
Sources
324
Index
339
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