Raising expectations (and raising hell) : my decade fighting for the labor movement / Jane McAlevey with Bob Ostertag.

Author
McAlevey, Jane [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2012.
Description
vi, 325 pages ; 22 cm

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Subject(s)
Labor movementUnited StatesHistory21st century [Browse]
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Prologue: Florida, November 2000 -- Introduction: organizing is about raising expectations -- Whole-worker organizing in connecticut -- Yo-yo : into and out of the national SEIU -- Bumpy landing in las vegas -- Round one : reorganizing desert springs and valley hospitals, and why labor should care more about primaries than about general elections -- Laying the foundation : at Catholic Healthcare West, an enlightened CEO; at SEIU -- An unenlightened president -- Government workers get militant : big, representative bargaining versus bad -- Laws and bullies -- Launching the 2006 Las Vegas labor offensive -- The gloves come off : union busters, the NLRB, and a purple RV -- The gold standard : what a good contract looks like, and how it relates to -- Patient care -- The CEO, the union buster, and the gunrunner -- Full court press -- Strike! Victory at universal health services, victory in the public sector -- Things fall apart : how national and local labor leaders undermined the workers of Nevada -- Epilogue : New York, May 2012 -- Acknowledgments -- Text.
Other title(s)
Labor's Last Stand. ; Why the Labor Movement Is Dying, and Why It Doesn't Have to Die.
ISBN
  • 9781844678853 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • 1844678857 (hardback : alk. paper)
LCCN
2012033619
OCLC
767564443
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