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12. LABOR SECTION

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02521. The Effect of Cultural Conservatism Upon Working Class Beliefs. Good discussion of the era of first major labor struggles, (broadly 1865-1900), with much attention on the hardships of the workers life. But also the conservative desires of the skilled workers which kept them from rocking the boat. 12 pages, 42 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $84
 
02389. Organized Labor as an Interest Group and Social Force. A comparison of trade unions in the U.S. and the Soviet Union. It is in general positive toward the collective bargaining approach and independence of the American labor movement. llp., 13f., 9b.   $77
 
02109. Wage Determination. Some of the theoretical arguments concerning wages and labor market functions are reviewed, from Adam Smith down to contemporary wage theory. Neo-classic theory is seen placing an emphasis on distribution, with modern theory seeing wage structure as a combination of market and power forces. 12p., 10f.,   $84
 
01846. Religion, Nationalism, and the Labor Movement in Ireland. Very complete study of Irish political and labor strife, religion and nationality as prime factors in conflict, how strife has divided labor in north, while nationalism remains more important than class in south; concentrates on modern era. 17 pages, 30 footnotes, 19 bibliographic sources.   $119
 
01577. Public Employee Strikes in California. A brief survey of the rise of organization and use of the strike tactic by government workers in California. Argues that laws against public employee strikes will ultimately be repealed. 5p., Of., Ob.   $35
 
01516. Strategy for Labor by Andre Gorz. Book review and critique; the alienation of labor, the need for labor to find new conceptions of alienation is to be overcome. 5p., Of., Ob.   $35
 
01382. The Norris-Laguardia Act. Good overview of this early 30's attempt to protect unions from kangaroo courts by restricting the power of injunction in labor disputes. 5p., Of., Ob.   $35
 
01381. The Wagner Act. Good basic overview of the social environment of the Wagner Act, including the fate of previous legislation, specifications of the Act (which forbids unfair labor practices and institutionalizes collective bargaining), enforcement and court interpretations. 5 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
01380. The Jones and Laughlin Decision. Good complete overview of this 1937 Supreme Court decision upholding the Wagner Act and the existence of the National Labor Relations Board, and reversing an age-old trend of judicial hostility to the labor movement. 4p., Of., lb.   $28
 
01338. The Rise of Collective Bargaining. Brief survey of the development of collective bargaining from 19th Century to the techniques of Lemeul Boulware, with reference to the development of liberal attitudes by corporations. 4 pages, 0 footnotes, 0 bibliographic sources.   $28
 
01121. The Pullman Strike of 1894. Thorough, balanced examination of the Pullman strike of 1894 (though sympathetic to the struggling workers). Does a very good job of understanding the psychosocial attitudes of each side, the reasons for the bitter passions and government intervention against the strikers. 10 pages, 2 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
00797. Boulwarism. Very good and very complete examination of the labor relations of the General Electric Company, focusing on "Boulwarism" or the attempt of GE management to rewrite the rules of collective bargaining more to their own advantage. Topic s include early history of GE and its labor relations, Communist penetration of labor unions after World War II, what Boulwarism was and how the Nat. Labor Relations Board killed it, its significance in labor relations. Viewpoint of paper tends towards the radical, much more sympathetic to workers than management. 44 pages, 115 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.   $133
 
00479. Wage Increases and Productivity Gains in the Steel Industry. Discussion of cost-push and demand-puli inflation applied to the steel industry; finds truth between extreme claims of management and labor. 7 pages, 9 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $49
 
00375. Syndicalism and Its Development in France. Good, thorough history of the rise and fall of the organized labor movement based on anarchist principles and the idea of the general strike. Includes the theory of syndicalism, history of unions in France, conflicts; with other labor groups, breakup of the movement after WWI. Two appendices. 41p., 5Of., 37b.   $133
 
00223. The Four Day Work Week. Good survey of recent developments, plus factors for deciding whether or not the company should switch, and hypothetical case study. 14p., 22f., Sb.   $98
 
00126. Right-to-Work Laws: Pro and Con. Very balanced presentation of the arguments for and against right-to-work laws; are they a last-dtich struggle against necessary worker's rights, or the only way to save honest workers from corruption and tyranny? 4p., Of., Ob.   $28
 
00063. Techniques in Collective Bargaining. Good overview of how collective bargaining proceeds: selection of representatives, prebargaining steps, responsibilities of both parties, bargaining techniques and guidelines. 11p., lf., 6b.   $77
 
00047. Why Scientists and Engineers Never Organized. Good study, including reasons why people unionize, lack of grievances, identification with management, working conditions, comparison to Europe, and prospects for future. 15p., 13f., lOb.   $105
 
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53847. The Ludlow Massacre. Good exercise in American labor history, detailing the miner's strike in Colorado in 1913-14, and what happened when the National Guard marched on the miner's camp. 5 pages, 4 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.   $35
 
53560. The American Labor Movement. The history and organization of the American Labor movement, from colonial times to the current day, is briefly summarized and the basic characteristics of the union politics and activism are reviewed. 6p., Of., Ob.   $42
 
53539. Unions vs. Management: Bargaining in Bad Faith. This paper represents a good attempt to define the limits of good faith and bad faith in labor negotiations, based on decisions of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). KEYWORDS: labor unions bargaining nlrb negotiations. 10 pages, 23 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $70
 
53523. The 1973 Twa Strike. Perceptive, well-wrdtten study partially based on personaI interviews with TWA employees - which covers the issues of the strike, recent trends in the airline industry, and a good discussion of union and management power in modern society amd the future of collective bargaining. 14 pages, 46 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.   $98
 
53365. Collective Bargaining for Academic Employees in the California State University and Colleges. Good summary of legislative battles over collective bargaining for CSU profs in 60's and early 70s, including the position of the various prospective unions, 9 pages, 6 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.   $63
 
53261. John L. Lewis: Labor Reformer. Good, sympathetic biography of the leader of the Mine Workers & CIO, focusing on his struggles with business and government. lOp., 12f., sb.   $70
 
52636. Sarah Bagley: Labor Reformer and Feminist. Good, detailed study of this labor rights advocate of the cotton mill towns of New England in the 1840's, her struggle for justice for the mill girls. lOp., 12f., 3b.   $70
 
52198. A Comparison of Trade Unions and Craft Guilds. Basic points of difference between the pre-industrial guild and the modern union; very complimentary to the modern version of labor organization. 6 pages, 0 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.   $42
 
51810. Child Labor in the United States. Good examination of the history of child labor laws and their enforcememt thorough study of the situation of child labor in agriculture (esp. migrants) today. llp., Of., 15b.   $77
 
16027. The History of the c.i.o. Good overview of the history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations, focusing on its relations with other unions. lOp., 19f., 7b.   $70
 
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