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American UnemploymentPast, Present, and Future

American Unemployment: Past, Present, and Future

Frank Stricker

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043154
eISBN:
9780252052033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043154.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book shows that full employment has been rare in the United States in the last 150 years; excessive unemployment has been the norm. Against prominent economists who argue that unemployment is ... More

The Labor Board CrewRemaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

The Labor Board Crew: Remaking Worker-Employer Relations from Pearl Harbor to the Reagan Era

Ronald W. Schatz

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043628
eISBN:
9780252052507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Ronald W. Schatz tells the story of the team of young economists and lawyers recruited to the National War Labor Board to resolve union-management conflicts during the Second World War. The crew ... More

Union RenegadesMiners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age

Union Renegades: Miners, Capitalism, and Organizing in the Gilded Age

Dana M. Caldemeyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043505
eISBN:
9780252052385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043505.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Union Renegades follows the individuals who did not see the value of following union orders in the Gilded Age. As unions grew more centralized to combat worker grievances in the workplace, leaders ... More

Upon the Altar of WorkChild Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism

Upon the Altar of Work: Child Labor and the Rise of a New American Sectionalism

Betsy Wood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043444
eISBN:
9780252052323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043444.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines how debates about children and their labor shaped the way Northerners and Southerners defined fundamental concepts of American life such as work, freedom, morality, and the market ... More

Workers against the CityThe Fight for Free Speech in Hague v. CIO

Workers against the City: The Fight for Free Speech in Hague v. CIO

Donald W. Rogers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043468
eISBN:
9780252052347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043468.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book contributes to legal and labor history by reinterpreting the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hague v. CIO (1939) decision, which upheld a federal district court injunction prohibiting Jersey City boss ... More

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