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Ravenswood: The Steelworkers' Victory and the Revival of American Labor

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On November 1, 1990, just as its contract with the United Steelworkers of America was about to expire, Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation locked out its seventeen hundred employees and hired permanent replacements. Despite deteriorating conditions that had led to five deaths in the previous year, the company had refused to discuss safety and health issues. The strikers faced an industry in turmoil, a plant manager with a grudge against the union, and a business controlled by a billionaire fugitive from justice. Tom Juravich and Kate Bronfenbrenner describe how victory was achieved through the commitment of the workers and their families coupled with one of the most innovative contract campaigns ever waged by an American union.

Synopsis:

Ravenswood recounts how the United Steelworkers of America, in a battle waged over an aluminum plant in West Virginia, proved that organized labor can still win - even against a company controlled by one of the world's richest and most powerful men. The book provides an insider's look at the new tactics that many in the labor movement hope will revitalize the struggle for workers' rights in America. On November 1, 1990, just as its contract with the United Steelworkers of America was about to expire, Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation locked out its seventeen hundred employees and hired permanent replacements. Despite deteriorating working conditions that had led to five deaths in the previous year, the company had refused to discuss safety and health issues at the bargaining table. Drawing on interviews with key participants, Tom Juravich and Kate Bronfenbrenner describe how victory was achieved through the tremendous commitment and solidarity of the workers and their families coupled with one of the most innovative and sophisticated contract campaigns ever waged by an American union.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-233) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801436338
Author:
Juravich, Tom
Author:
Bronfenbrenner, Kate
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Labor & Employment
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts
Subject:
Labor - Unions
Subject:
Steel industry
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts -- Aluminum industry -- West Virginia -- Ravenswood -- History.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
Strikes and lockouts - Aluminum industry -
Subject:
United Steelworkers of America - History
Subject:
Business-Business Law General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19990631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
9.27x6.27x.93 in. 1.22 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ravenswood recounts how the United Steelworkers of America, in a battle waged over an aluminum plant in West Virginia, proved that organized labor can still win - even against a company controlled by one of the world's richest and most powerful men. The book provides an insider's look at the new tactics that many in the labor movement hope will revitalize the struggle for workers' rights in America. On November 1, 1990, just as its contract with the United Steelworkers of America was about to expire, Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation locked out its seventeen hundred employees and hired permanent replacements. Despite deteriorating working conditions that had led to five deaths in the previous year, the company had refused to discuss safety and health issues at the bargaining table. Drawing on interviews with key participants, Tom Juravich and Kate Bronfenbrenner describe how victory was achieved through the tremendous commitment and solidarity of the workers and their families coupled with one of the most innovative and sophisticated contract campaigns ever waged by an American union.
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