Industrial Union

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Industrial Union

A labor organization composed of members employed in a particular field, such as textiles, but who perform different individual jobs within their general type of work.

Cross-references

Labor Union.

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While Zieger holds a magnifying glass over the CIO, judiciously revealing both its strengths and its flaws, Staughton Lynd seems to hold up a looking glass, blocking out the complicated reality of the CIO and mistaking his own political vision for an accurate rendering of 1930s industrial unionism.
Revealing the impact of local conditions on working-class militancy, the unresolved tension between the OBU'S industrial unionism and a more conservative craft unionism translated into the limited extent of the strike.
Two models of labour representation vied for the loyalty of Duquesne steelworkers in the 1930s: industrial unionism and company unionism.
The radical tone of the Western Labor Conference was established at the outset, as delegates unanimously endorsed motions advocating production for use, not for profit and industrial unionism.
Beginning with the earliest labor cases that marked labor organization as criminal conspiracy, essays address key topics in American labor history including the Lowell Mills actions, industrial unionism and the Pullman Strike, the IWW and western radicalism, unions and the unemployed, sit-down strikes, public worker organization, immigrant labor and outsourcing and current, Koch brothers directed anti-union legislation and responses from organized labor.
Industrial relations practices (including employment practices) in Malaysia have changed and continue to evolve since the general unionism from the 1920s to the defeat of the Communist trade union movement in 1947-48, and industrial unionism from 1948 until the eighties--when it now faces the prospect of being replaced by enterprise unionism.
Erik Olssen, The Red Feds: Revolutionary Industrial Unionism and the New Zealand Federation of Labor 1908-1914, Oxford University Press, Auckland, 1988.
He provides a brief overview of the rise of revolutionary industrial unionism in both countries, the impact of the War and arguments over conscription, and then analyses the role of the Communist Party in the 1920s and '30s.
New management strategies are another reason for union decline, in Canada, the United States and other industrial economies, modern industrial unionism was born in large factories.
More importantly, in the first chapter of the book, the author defines what he calls the New Deal model of industrial unionism with its emphasis on a large manufacturing-based homogenous workforce.
It has been claimed that private welfare capitalism -- employers' provision of non-wage benefits, greater employment security, and employee representation to their blue-collar workers -- collapsed during the Great Depression and was replaced by the welfare state and industrial unionism under the New Deal regime.

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