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Why unions matter

Michael Yates

Why unions matter

by Michael Yates

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Published by Monthly Review in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor unions -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMichael D. Yates.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD6508 .Y38 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23149926M
    ISBN 109781583671900, 9781583671917
    LC Control Number2008054520

      Yates has played that role both in the classroom and as the author of previous books like Why Unions Matter. Originally published by Monthly Review Press in , Why Unions Matter . Why Unions Matter by Elaine Bernard, Executive Director, Harvard Trade Union Program The new leadership in the AFL-CIO is committed to putting the "movement" back into the "labor movement," and there is now an opportunity for reflection on the role and strategy of organized labor in our society.

      Why Unions Matter. Bruce Campbell and Armine Yalnizyan. Corey Robin’s new book “The Reactionary Mind” goes into how the counter-revolutionary right promotes a hierarchical society everyone can buy into as long as they’re not at the bottom. A long as somebody else is underneath them. One historical analogy he cites is the original.   10 Reasons Why Labor Unions Matter October 9, by Barry Deutsch Originally published on Lefty Cartoons and cross-posted here with their permission. Labor unions are a feminist issue: It doesn’t get more feminist than battling the gender and race wage gaps, advocating for paid parental leave, and empowering lower-income workers.

      " Unions Matter is a timely counterpoint to a divisive political narrative aimed at weakening the labour movement in Canada. Whether the purpose of unions is to protect human rights or to reduce income inequality, this book is testament to why unions matter. It's a Format: Paperback. Why unions matter, 2d ed. Yates, Michael D. Monthly Review Press pages $ Paperback HD Yates, who is Associate Editor of Monthly Review and Director of Monthly Review Press, has taught labor studies at a number of US universities and colleges.


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unions. For labor and political activists just coming on the scene or veterans looking for that missing overview, this is the best place to start."/5. Unions have been permanent features of capitalist economies.

Given the inherent conflict between workers and their employers, workers in most workplaces band together informally to improve their circumstances. However, unions provide workers with a more permanent and formal power at work. Unions benefit workers in many ways.

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Unions work together through the federation to advance projects of interest to all, such as lobbying for pro-union legislation. That’s why unions matter and how they work, in a nutshell.

Overview. In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and : Monthly Review Press.

Why unions matter. Why Unions Matter proves with irrefutable statistics and persuasive analysis that unionized workers in every part of the economy get more pay and better benefits than employees.

In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D. Yates shows why unions still matter. Unions mean better pay, benefits, and working conditions for their members; they force employers to treat employees with dignity and respect; and at their best, they provide a way for workers to make society both more democratic and egalitarian/5(31).

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The first edition of Why Unions Matter was published in In it I argued that unions mattered because they were the one institution that had dramatically improved the lives of the majority of the people and had the potential to radically transform both the economic and political landscape, making both more democratic and egalitarian.

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They know that as individuals we are less powerful than they. We have only our ability to work to sell, but they have the jobs.” ― Michael D.

Yates, Why Unions Matter/5. Short answer: They matter because corporations have too much buying power with the government and unions are what happens when the workforce takes some of that power back. Read this and expand your knowledge base One person found this helpful/5(22). In this new edition of Why Unions Matter, Michael D.

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