Labor Unions, Decomposition, and Social Transformation

Source: WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Volume 16, Issue 1, March 2013
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From the summary notes:
The essays for March 2013 are devoted to an analytic assessment of labor unions, the decomposition of the working class’ social compact with capital and the state. Perspectives from the vantage point of historians and social scientists identify the nature of the current historic moment, the potential for engaging in working class praxis for the twenty-first century that moves beyond the defeats of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, often viewed as compromises with capital.

Essays include:
The Marxist View of the Labor Unions: Complex and Critical by Dan La Botz
Freedom Budget: The Promise of the Civil Rights Movement for Economic Justice by Paul Le Blanc
Bread and Roses: Women Workers and the Struggle for Dignity and Respect by Robert J. S. Ross
Universally Designing the Public Sector Workplace: Technology as Disability Access by Carrie Griffin Basas [Editor’s note – includes a study of AFSCME collective bargaining agreements]
Temporary Work Revolution: The Shift from Jobs that Solve Poverty to Jobs that Make Poverty by David Van Arsdale
Have We Built the Committee? Advancing Leadership Development in the U.S. Labor Market by Seth Newton Patel
The Strange Non-Death of Neoliberalism, by Colin Crouch : Good Jobs, Bad Jobs. The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s, by Arne L. Kalleberg by Ralf Jeremias