An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism by Kim Moody

By Kim Moody

Original 12 months of publication: 1988; 1989, 1992, 1993 - reprints

Over the prior decade American exertions has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first complete historical past of the hard work stream from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody exhibits how the AFL-CIO's conservative ideology of 'business unionism' successfully disarmed unions within the face of a family correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized construction. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in desire of its outdated chilly conflict liaisons and illusory compacts with mammoth enterprise, the AFL-CIO below George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been compelled to give up a lot of its post-war gains.

With awesome awareness to the viewpoints of rank-and-file staff, Moody chronicles the key, yet mostly unreported, efforts of labor's grassroots to discover its manner out of the problem. In case reviews of vehicle, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he lines the increase of 'anti-concession' hobbies and in different case experiences describes the bold stumbling blocks to the 'organization of the unorganized' within the provider region. a close research of the Rainbow Coalition's strength to unite hard work with different innovative teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the probabilities of a brand new 'labor internationalism.'

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Over the previous decade American hard work has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first complete background of the hard work stream from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody exhibits how the AFL-CIO's conservative ideology of 'business unionism' successfully disarmed unions within the face of a household correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized construction. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in want of its outdated chilly conflict liaisons and illusory compacts with vast company, the AFL-CIO below George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been pressured to give up lots of its post-war gains.

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