Reorganizing the Rust Belt An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement by Steven Henry Lopez

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Published by University of California Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • Pittsburgh,
  • General,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Ethnic Studies - General,
  • Case studies,
  • Labor movement,
  • Labor unions,
  • Service industries workers

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages314
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7711534M
ISBN 100520235657
ISBN 109780520235656

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"Reorganizing the Rust Belt is the best ethnography around of what it's like, day-to-day, to be inside an organizing campaign and contract mobilization.

Lopez brings to life the limits and problems, the changes over time, the victories and ambiguities, experienced by workers and organizers in a progressive union."―Dan Clawson, author of The 4/5(1). Reorganizing the Rust Belt book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This gripping insider's look at the contemporary American trade /5. Reviews “Reorganizing the Rust Best is the best book I’ve read about contemporary organizing. I’ve even been urging friends who aren’t labor bureaucrats to read it.”—Jim McNeill Dissent Magazine“By any measure, this is an impressive and provocative book.”—David Bright Labour/Le Travail“Reorganizing the Rust Belt is a model of participatory observer research, at once both.

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Lopez brings to life the limits and problems, the changes over time, the victories and ambiguities, experienced by workers and organizers in a progressive union."--Dan Clawson, author of "The. "Reorganizing the Rust Belt is the best ethnography around of what it's like, day-to-day, to be inside an organizing campaign and contract mobilization.

Lopez brings to life the limits and problems, the changes over time, the victories and ambiguities, experienced by workers and organizers in a progressive union."Author: Steve Lopez. Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Story of the American Labor Movement.

Bruce Nissen. Reorganizing the Rust Belt: The result is this book, which is a fine example of the kind of research that labor leaders and activists need to rebuild the labor movement. "Reorganizing the Rust Belt is the best ethnography around of what it's like, day-to-day, to be inside an organizing campaign and contract mobilization.

Lopez brings to life the limits and problems, the changes over time, the victories and ambiguities, experienced by workers and organizers in a progressive union."--Dan Clawson, author of The /5(8). Reorganizing the Rust Belt argues that the key to the success of social movement unionism lies in its ability to confront a series of dilemmas rooted in the history of American labor relations.

Lopez shows how the union's ability to devise creative solutions—rather than the adoption of specific tactics—makes the difference between success Price: $ "Rust Belt" is an informal term for a region of the United States that has been experiencing industrial decline starting around It is made up largely of the Great Lakes Megalopolis, though definitions vary.

Rust refers to the deindustrialization, or economic decline, population loss, and urban decay due to the shrinking of its once-powerful industrial sector.

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[Steven Henry Lopez] -- This gripping insider's look at the contemporary American trade union movement shows that reports of organized labor's death are premature. In this eloquent and erudite narrative, Steven Henry Lopez. Reorganizing the Rust Belt argues that the key to the success of social movement unionism lies in its ability to confront a series of dilemmas rooted in the history of American labor relations.

Lopez shows how the union's ability to devise creative solutions—rather than the adoption of specific tactics—makes the difference between success. Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement As of Augthe ILR Review is published by SAGE.

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The Limits of "the Lived" and "the Local": Notes on Reorganizing the Rust Belt Article in Labor Studies Journal 33(3) August with 4 Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Rick Fantasia. Jackson's book draws on the author's 24 years as a rank-and-filer in SEIU Locand 3 (one of which we meet, in Reorganizing The Rust Belt, as "Local A").

Jackson has had first-hand exposure to what Lopez calls "a new vision of participatory, powerful unionism" but she has not found it to be an improvement upon "the old-style business.

Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement. Berkeley: University of California Press.

• Winner, Sociology of Labor Book Award, American Sociological Association. • Author Meets Critics, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August • Special symposium, Labor History, July Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement Steven Henry Lopez Berkeley, CA: University of California Press,pp.

This book purportedly is a study of the trials and tribulations of organized labor in the United States with particular emphasis on the Pittsburgh area.

This is certainly an inter. It is astonishing in its scope, ranging effortlessly from the minutiae of shop floor life to the heights of comparative national political and economic history, from breezily personal (and often amusing) to a brilliant reconstruction of social theory."—Steven Henry Lopez, Ohio State University and author of Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An.

The working class of the Rust Belt has been in its death throes for decades. Deindustrialization first began to take hold with the “Southern Strategy” of American manufacturers who moved to the southern United States where “right to work” laws ensure an environment that is hostile to unions.

But Japanese competition accelerated the problem. The states in the entire northern Midwest rust belt—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio, a list that sounds like a roll call of states that benefited most from Franklin D.

Roosevelt’s New Deal—all stood within a percentage point of being swept by Republicans, Author: James Straub. Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement. Berkeley: University of California Press. Winner, Sociology of Labor Book Award, American Sociological Association.

Author Meets Critics, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August Special symposium, Labor History, July Distinguished Scholarly Book Award.

Steven Henry Lopez for Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement (University of California Press). Honorable Mention: Chun Soonok for They Are Not Machines: Korean Women Workers and their Fight for Democratic Trade Unionism in the s (Ashgate).

Steven Henry Lopez's book 'Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement' argues that several US workers view unions skeptically and cautiously as 'business' unions, an attitude that has resulted into deindustrialization of many regions in the US.

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The Contributions of Reorganizing the Rust Belt to Social Movement Scholarship. Armstrong, Elizabeth A. // Labor Studies Journal;Sep, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p This conference paper responds to the book "Reorganizing the Rust Belt," which focuses on efforts to reinvigorate labor unions following the deindustrialization of the U.S.

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Before the Rust Belt started rusting, Lorain supported up to 80, people on the strength of its mighty steel, auto, and shipbuilding industries. It proudly claimed the title International City, a nod to the many ethnic communities drawn to its abundance of jobs, including Hungarians, Czechs, Puerto Ricans, and African Americans leaving the South.

And while Gary’s percentage of African-Americans is 84 percent, compared to 82% in Detroit and 53% in Flint, MI, in a considerable number of demographic details (from ), Gary is comparable to these other rust belt cities, giving the study an importance beyond just Gary.

Reorganizing the Rust Belt — An Inside Study of the American Labour Movement by Steven Henry Lopez. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, USA,xxii + pp., ISBN 0 1, $/£, paper. Reviewed by S ean S afford London School of Economics. Good with Their Hands: Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters from the Rust Belt By Carlo Rotella University of California Press, Read preview Overview Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement By Steven Henry Lopez University of California Press, Used, new & out-of-print books matching Our marketplace offers millions of titles from sellers : $Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement By Steven Henry Lopez (Berkeley, California: University of California Press, ) pp., $ hardcover This volume looks at the organizational prac-tices of American trade unions and why some are .

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