Labor Unions

Labor Unions

by Viqi Wagner

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ISBN-13: 9780737738223
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2007
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?     11
Introduction     14
What Is the Status of U.S. Labor Unions?
Chapter Preface     20
Labor Unions Are in Decline   Robert E. Baldwin     22
Labor Unions Are Making a Comeback   Chris Kutalik     29
Labor Unions Are Corrupt and Exploit Workers   Robert Fitch     36
Labor Unions Benefit All Workers   Lawrence Mishel   Matthew Walters     48
Periodical Bibliography     57
How Have Immigration and Globalization Affected Labor Unions?
Chapter Preface     59
Labor Unions and Immigrant Workers Must Support Each Other$dCLR Working Group on Immigration     62
Union Support of Immigration Is Self-Defeating   Carl F. Horowitz     70
Corporate Off-Shoring Is Destroying U.S. Labor Unions   Kate Bronfenbrenner   Stephanie Luce     77
Corporate Off-Shoring Spurs the Growth of Global Labor Movements   David Moberg     84
Periodical Bibliography     95
Should Wal-Mart Unionize?
Chapter Preface     97
Wal-Mart's Anti-Union Business Model Is Bad for Workers   Wake-Up Wal-Mart     99
Wal-Mart's Anti-Union Business Model Is Good for Workers   RichardVedder   Wendell Cox     110
Wal-Mart Fights Dirty to Keep Out Labor Unions   Christopher Hayes     120
Labor Unions Fight Dirty to Organize Wal-Mart   Thomas DiLorenzo     127
Periodical Bibliography     134
What Is the Future of Organized Labor?
Chapter Preface     136
The Decline of Organized Labor Is Irreversible   Leo Troy     138
Labor Unions Must Undertake Significant Internal Reform   Tim Kane   James Sherk     158
Labor Unions Must Partner with Social Movements   Jeremy Reiss     166
Labor Union Survival Depends on Organizing Women   Kate Bronfenbrenner     180
Labor Union Survival Depends on Organizing the Poor   Vanessa Tait     190
Labor Unions Must Be Reinvented for the Freelance Workforce of the Future   Sara Horowitz   Stephanie Buchanan   Rachel Crocker Ford   Monica Alexandris     202
Periodical Bibliography     215
For Further Discussion     216
Organizations to Contact     218
Bibliography of Books     224
Index     228

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