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Upheaval in the quiet zone : 1199SEIU and the politics of health care unionism / Leon Fink and Brian Greenberg.

Fink, Leon, 1948- [Browse]
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2009.
2nd ed.
xix, 366 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Summary note:
"This expanded second edition of Upheaval in the Quiet Zone updates the dramatic story of an insurgent labor union that by the end of the 1980s had established itself as a vital force in the modern labor movement. But even bigger changes were on the way. Over-coming internal divisions that originated in its 1930s-inflected and civil rights-era militancy, 1199SEIU adopted a new strategy of labor-management cooperation to emerge as a key player in state and city politics. When SEIU president Andrew Stern laid plans in 2006 for a new national health care workers union that would simultaneously reach out to the unorganized and campaign for universal, national health insurance, he turned to 1199 president Dennis Rivera - and the 1199 political model - to lead the effort. With new material that updates the union's history since the 1990s, this book conveys the promise and problems of movement-building in the twenty-first century health care industry."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-347) and index.
1. Before the Union: The Hospital Worker as Involuntary Philanthropist -- 2. Awakening at Montefiore: The Hospital That Refused to Fight -- 3. The Brewing Storm: Organizing from the Ground Up -- 4. The Battle of '59: Anatomy of a Hospital Strike -- 5. Staying Alive: The Search for Legal Recognition -- 6. Coming of Age: Building an Effective Union in the 1960s -- 7. Stayed on Freedom: A Labor Crusade behind the Magnolia Curtain -- 8. High Expectations and Harsh Realities: Confronting a Changing Health Care System in the 1970s -- 9. 1199 Exceptionalism: Taking Stock of the First Generation -- 10. Union Power, Soul Power: When the Solution Becomes the Problem -- 11. Picking Up the Pieces: 1199's Recipe for Revival in the Dennis Rivera Era -- 12. 1199 Exceptionalism Revisited: The Politics of Partnership -- Epilogue: SEIU Healthcare - Rx for Growth or a Family Feud?
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  • 0252076052 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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