The Twilight of the Old Unionism

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M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 181 pages
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This controversial but well-documented and deftly argued study analyzes the present and future prospects for organized labor in the private sector. The book takes the decline and ultimate disappearance of labor unions -- not just in the United States but elsewhere in the developed, world as fact. Beginning with this premise, Troy goes on to elaborate on the extent and reasons for the decline by addressing four vital questions: 1. Can private-sector unions ever make a comeback? 2. If organized labor cannot recover, what are the consequences for both unionized and non-unionized workers, for the economy, and for the unionism itself? 3. What is the experience of other countries, particularly Canada whose industrial relations parallels that of the United States? 4. And, finally, what explains the international decline and change in the character of unions, especially in places like the United Kingdom and Germany?
 

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Contents

Why Is the Old Unionism in the Twilight Zone?
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Will There Be a Turnaround of the Old Unionism?
45
The Brave New World of the American Labor Movement
65
Is the Twilight of the Old Unionsim
111
Is the Democratic Party the Labor Party
139
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Dr. Leo Troy is professor of Economics at Rutgers University, where he has been a faculty member for more than 40 years. Professor Troy is the recipient of numerous awards, including two from the National Science Foundation, two Fulbright grants, and many awards from private foundations. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has written many other books, as well as numerous articles that have been published in leading journals.

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