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The Resource Labor under fire : a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979, Timothy J. Minchin

Labor under fire : a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979, Timothy J. Minchin

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Labor under fire : a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979
Title
Labor under fire
Title remainder
a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. Minchin
Title variation
History of the AFL-CIO since 1979
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Reagan years to the present, the labor movement has faced a profoundly hostile climate. As America's largest labor federation, the AFL-CIO was forced to reckon with severe political and economic headwinds. Yet the AFL-CIO survived, consistently fighting for programs that benefited millions of Americans, including social security, unemployment insurance, the minimum wage, and universal health care. With a membership of more than 13 million, it was also able to launch the largest labor march in American history--1981's Solidarity Day--and to play an important role in politics. In a history that spans from 1979 to the present, Timothy J. Minchin tells a sweeping, national story of how the AFL-CIO sustained itself and remained a significant voice in spite of its powerful enemies and internal constraints. Full of details, characters, and never-before-told stories drawn from unexamined, restricted, and untapped archives, as well as interviews with crucial figures involved with the organization, this book tells the definitive history of the modern AFL-CIO. --
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Minchin, Timothy J
Dewey number
331.880973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8055.A5
LC item number
M56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • AFL-CIO
  • AFL-CIO
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
Label
Labor under fire : a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979, Timothy J. Minchin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The roots of decline : the AFL-CIO in the Meany years -- A new president, and a new decade -- Kirkland fights back : the 1981 Solidarity Day mass march -- From solidarity to defeat -- Defending what we have : survival and decline in Reagan's second term -- Partial détente : George H.W. Bush and the AFL-CIO -- He's on our side? : Hope and betrayal in the Clinton years -- Saying no to the status-quo : the 1995 leadership challenge -- Big visions and big hopes : the early Sweeney years -- Our job has never been harder : the Sweeney presidency in the Bush era, 2001-2009 -- Holding on in the Trumka years
Control code
ocn958963048
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 414 pages
Isbn
9781469632988
Lccn
2016042815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a572144
  • (OCoLC)958963048
Label
Labor under fire : a history of the AFL-CIO since 1979, Timothy J. Minchin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-406) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of decline : the AFL-CIO in the Meany years -- A new president, and a new decade -- Kirkland fights back : the 1981 Solidarity Day mass march -- From solidarity to defeat -- Defending what we have : survival and decline in Reagan's second term -- Partial détente : George H.W. Bush and the AFL-CIO -- He's on our side? : Hope and betrayal in the Clinton years -- Saying no to the status-quo : the 1995 leadership challenge -- Big visions and big hopes : the early Sweeney years -- Our job has never been harder : the Sweeney presidency in the Bush era, 2001-2009 -- Holding on in the Trumka years
Control code
ocn958963048
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 414 pages
Isbn
9781469632988
Lccn
2016042815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a572144
  • (OCoLC)958963048

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