Like Night & Day: Unionization in a Southern Mill Town

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Business & Economics - 260 pages
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Daniel Clark demonstrates the dramatic impact unionization made on the lives of textile workers in Henderson, North Carolina, in the decade after World War II. Focusing on the Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills, he shows that workers valued the Textile Wo
 

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Contents

Cotton Mill Fever 18951938
9
Modernization and Unionization 19381943
26
Initial Conflicts Equality Ambiguity and Security of Livelihoods 19431944
48
A New Old? Work Ethic 19431958
64
The Roots of Workload Conflict
87
The Ambiguous Terms of Workload Conflict
105
Taking the Offensive Seeking Greater Control over Workloads 19481958
124
Beyond the Mills Local and Regional Contexts
148
Conclusion
199
Population and Racial Composition of Henderson Town
209
Population and Racial Composition of Vance County
210
Record of Sales Taxes Income and Dividends for Harriet and Henderson Cotton Mills 19441958
211
Notes
213
Selected Bibliography
243
Index
253
Copyright

Striking for the Grievance Procedure 19581961
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Page 244 - The Arbitrator and the Parties, Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators (Washington: BNA Incorporated, 1958), pp.
Page 5 - This was the greatest accomplishment of the union movement of the 1930s and '40s [and early '50s], the achievement which justifies [the labor movement's] . . . claim to stand beside abolitionism, civil rights, and women's rights as one of the great movements for freedom and dignity in American history.

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Daniel J. Clark is assistant professor of history at Oakland University in Michigan.

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