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We Are the Union: Democratic Unionism and Dissent at Boeing

Dana L. Cloud


This book engages union reformers at Boeing in Wichita and Seattle to reveal how ordinary workers attempted to take command of their futures by chipping away at the cozy partnership between union leadership and corporate management. Focusing on the 1995 strike at Boeing, the book renders a multi-layered account of the battles between the company and the union and within the union led by Unionists for Democratic Change and two other dissident groups. The book gives voice to the company's claims of the hardships of competitiveness the entrenched union leaders' calls for concessions in the name o ... More

Keywords: union leadership, corporate management, Boeing, Unionists for Democratic Change, competitiveness, union leaders, job security, organizational communication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036378
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036378.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dana L. Cloud, author
Syracuse University