Labor Rising

Labor Rising
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Utgivelsesår 2012
Forlag The New Press
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781595587985
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Om Labor Rising

In early 2011, when Wisconsin governor Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of the states public sector employees, the huge protests that erupted in response briefly put the labor movement back on the nations front pages. It was a fleeting reminder of a not-so-distant past when the "labor question"and the power of organized laborwas part and parcel of a century-long struggle for justice and equality in America.The fight for Wisconsin was a rare moment when the lessons of history, in seemingly short supply, were a vital handhold for the thousands of activistsand citizens everywherewho sensed that something had gone terribly wrong. This pithy but accessible volume is an attempt to fill that gap, providing readers with an understanding of the history that is directly relevant to the economic and political crisis working people face today. With original contributions from some our leading labor historians, social critics, and activistsincluding Barbara Ehrenreich, Nelson Lichtenstein, Bill Fletcher, Dana Frank, Alice Kessler-Harris, David Brody, Eileen Boris, and many othersLabor Painsmakes vital connections between the past and present, and then looks forward, asking how we might we imagine a different future for all Americans, not simply the wealthy and privileged.


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