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Labor disputes. Strikes and lockouts

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  • Colours of Money, Shades of Prideby Fred Y.L. Chiu

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2003; US$ 48.00

    In June 1986, a Japanese watch factory in Hong Kong tried to fire 36 of its women workers. This provoked an unprecedented sit-in by 300 of the women employed at the plant. The sit-in lasted for 13 days and accounted for over half the days lost to labour unrest that year. more...

  • The Battle of Blair Mountainby Robert Shogan

    Basic Books 2006; US$ 16.95

    This long-neglected slice of American history is a saga of the conflicting political, economic, and cultural forces that shaped the power structure of twentieth-century America. more...

  • Yearbook of Labour Statisticsby International Labor Office

    International Labour Office 2010; US$ 275.00

    Since its first edition in 1935-36, the Yearbook of Labour Statistics has established itself as the world's foremost work of statistical reference on labour questions, bringing together in systematic form a mass of data from a vast network of authoritative sources of information in some 190 countries... more...

  • New Forms and Expressions of Conflict at Workby Gregor Gall

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    This collection analyses new forms and expressions of conflict at work under capitalism. Using theoretical and empirical approaches, it demonstrates an underlying historical continuity to new forms and expressions of conflict at work and a path dependency by country and culture. more...

  • The Miner's Strikeby Brian Elliot

    Wharncliffe 2010; US$ 8.99

    Facing probable redundancy in his mid-fifties, South Elmsall miner Arthur Wakefield, fought for jobs and communities throughout the great strike of 1984/85. He also kept a marvellous diary, recording his experiences, impressions and events in considerable detail. The diary is a unique personal day by day account of the most bitter industrial dispute... more...

  • The 1984-85 Miners Strike in Nottinghamshireby Jonathan Symcox

    Wharncliffe 2011; US$ 8.99

    John Lowe was at the forefront of the fight for jobs during the twelve months of the miners’ strike from 1984-5 as the elected chairman of Clipstone Colliery’s strike committee in the largely working county of Nottinghamshire. The dirty war fought by the Thatcher Government to defeat the formidable National Union of Mineworkers transformed... more...

  • Marching to the Fault Lineby Francis Beckett; Francis & David Beckett & Hencke

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 18.94

    A controversial new investigation in the 1984 Miners strike and how it changed Modern Britain.The Miners' strike was a dividing line in Modern British history. Before 1984, Britain was an industrial nation, reborn from the ashes of the Second World War by Clement Atlee's vision of a welfare state. Most of the great industries were nationalised and... more...

  • The Homestead Strikeby Paul Kahan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. The confrontation at Homestead was a turning point in the history of American unionism, beginning a rapid... more...

  • Contesting the New South Orderby Clifford M. Kuhn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    In May 1914, workers walked off their jobs at Atlanta's Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, launching a lengthy strike that was at the heart of the American Federation of Labor's first major attempt to organize southern workers in over a decade. In its celebrity, the Fulton Mills strike was the regional contemporary of the well-known industrial conflicts... more...

  • Collision Courseby Joseph A. McCartin

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99

    In August 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) called an illegal strike. The new president, Ronald Reagan, fired the strikers, establishing a reputation for both decisiveness and hostility to organized labor. As Joseph A. McCartin writes, the strike was the culmination of two decades of escalating conflict between controllers... more...