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Title Raising Expectations and Raising Hell / Jane Mcalevey
Imprint Verso Books, 2014

 Stadsbibl:Slottet vån 3 Samhällsvetenskap  331.8 engelska    CHECK SHELF  ---
Edition Paperback edition
Descript 329 s. ; 2.5 cm
Note Previous edition: 2012
Includes bibliographical references and index
Prologue: Florida, November 2000 -- Introduction: organizing is about raising expectations -- Whole-worker organizing in Connecticut -- The 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 -- Afterword: San Francisco, February 2014
Assesses the American union movement and notes the low membership of unionized private-sector workers while sharing stories of the author's victories, revealing conflicts in organized labor and recommending how labor can be revived
Subject 2000-2099
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 21st century
Labor movement.
United States
Förenta staterna
Classmark 331.880973
Alt Auth Ostertag, Bob, 1957- author
ISBN/ISSN 9781781683156
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