Workers' Control in America: Studies in the History of Work, Technology, and Labor Struggles

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Cambridge University Press, 31 ago 1980 - 189 pagine
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A collection of essays on workers' efforts in the 19th and 20th centuries to assert control over the processes of production in US. It describes the development of management techniques and includes discussions of various worker and union responses to unemployment.
 

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Workers control of machine production in the nineteenth century
9
The autonomous craftsman
11
Union work rules
15
Mutual support
18
Immigrant workers and managerial reform
32
Immigrants and industry
34
Piecework wages
37
Immigrant response to scientific management
40
Worker response to rationalized industry
101
Whose standards? Workers and the reorganization of production in the United States 190020
113
Standardization of tasks
114
Laborers and machine tenders
117
Incentive pay
122
Bridgeport
127
Conclusions
134
Facing layoffs Coauthor Ronald Schatz
139

Machinists the Civic Federation and the Socialist Party
48
The Murray Hill Agreement
49
The Open Shop Drive
57
Union leadership and the Civic Federation
63
Toward the cooperative commonwealth
67
Socialist Conservative factionalism
74
Conclusion
82
The new unionism and the transformation of workers consciousness in America 190922
91
Strike decade
93
Control strikes
98
Seniority
140
Unemployment relief
144
Seniority and Black unemployment
149
American workers and the New Deal formula
153
Four sources of employers control
156
The New Deal formula
161
Washington and the workplace
169
Bibliographical essay
181
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