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Labor problems in America.

Stein, Emanuel

Labor problems in America.

by Stein, Emanuel

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Published by Farrar & Rinehart in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Labor -- United States.,
  • Trade-unions -- United States.,
  • Labor laws and legislation -- United States.,
  • Personnel management.,
  • Labor -- Great Britain.,
  • Labor -- Germany.,
  • Labor -- France.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    StatementEdited by Emanuel Stein and Jerome Davis.
    ContributionsDavis, Jerome, 1891-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 909 p.
    Number of Pages909
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14346895M

    This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of today s teachers and students. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come to define working life over the last.   Did you know? In , 18 percent of all American workers were under the age of Immigration and Child Labor. Immigration to the United States led to a new source of labor—and child labor.

      Last week came news that the share of America’s workforce that’s unionized hit a year low. A mere % of workers now belong to a union, and a great chunk of those are in the shrinking public sector. In the private sector, unionization fell to an abysmal %, down from a peak of 35% during the s. News about Organized Labor, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

      The real problem with undocumented immigrant workers is that flouting the law has become the norm, which makes the job of terrorists and drug traffickers infinitely easier. The economic costs of. The same has been suggested by the International Labor Organization (ILO), at a meeting in Mexico City in , who also pointed out that child labor affects over million children, 30 percent of which are in Latin America. A gradual phase out .


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Labor problems in America by Stein, Emanuel Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book I deals with the more important labor problems, whose nature and extent are determined in large part by the institutional factors in the environment. The chief problems facing American workers are, first, the widespread insecurity which characterizes our industrial society, and, second, the failure to secure what the worker feels to be "a living wage.".

OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages diagrams 24 cm: Contents: Workers' problems and modern industry, by Jeroma DavisThe Labor problems in America. book labor movement, by Edward Berman (revised and edited by Henry David)The worker's approach to the labor problem, by Colston WarneThe employers' approach to the labor problem, by Emanuel SteinThe states's relation to labor.

The first section discusses child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical and theoretical perspective.

The second part presents child labor as National Child Labor Committee investigators found it in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills, and sweatshops in the early s/5(5).

This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of today’s teachers and students. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come Cited by: Annotation: The author of this book offers a detailed overview of contemporary slavery in different countries worldwide.

The chapter on slavery in America describes the problem of forced labor in the United States and identifies the steps the country will need to take in order to combat the problem.

Convict Labor in America, book: Twice the Work of Free Labor (Book Review) Loaded on by Paul Ortiz published in Prison Legal News May,page 4 Filed under: Work, Prison Industries. The winner of the National Book Award in Nonfiction, Stamped from the Beginning should be required reading for anyone who still believes we are living in a post-racial America.

In this eye-opening Author: Sadie Trombetta. The Socialist Labor Party of America does not seem to have used its distinctive arm-and-hammer logo until it appeared on the front page of The Workmen's Advocate in (United States) Socialist Labor Party of America founded when the Workingmen's Party of the United States voted to change its name at its December convention.

The American labor force has changed profoundly during the nation's evolution from an agrarian society into a modern industrial state.

The United States remained a largely agricultural nation until late in the 19th : Mike Moffatt. Labor Unions. A labor union or trade union is an organization of workers which bargains with employers on behalf of its members.

The purpose of a labor union is to negotiate labor contracts. What Labor Unions Do. Elected leaders of labor unions negotiate specific items of employment including: Pay and benefits; Working conditions; Complaint procedures.

Read this book on Questia. Even since the last edition of this milestone text was released six years ago, unions have continued to shed members; union membership in the private sector of the economy has fallen to levels not seen since the nineteenth century; the forces of economic liberalization (neo-liberalism), capital mobility, and globalization have affected measurably the.

Bymembership in the Knights of Labor had swollen toworkers and stood as a champion for the unskilled laborer. Unlike other labor unions, the Knights of Labor encouraged blacks to join, so that byapproximat blacks had become members. Blacks had been deemed unfit for manufacturing work, according to a “studyÂ" published by the.

The fight against long working days remained a central demand for over half a century, and was a major factor in the rise of the Knights of Labor. Founded inAmerica’s first major national. Current Labor Issues In the late 20th century, a major challenge to the American labor movement was the declining size of the American industrial base, particularly traditional industries such as steel and heavy machinery.

The Knights of Labor, organized inis considered to be the first industrial union, open to skilled and unskilled workers, women, and African‐Americans.

This inclusive policy contributed to its growth, and the union boasted more thanmembers by the mid‐s. The program of the Knights of Labor was a combination of reform ideas. The book depicts working-class poverty, the lack of social supports, harsh and unpleasant living and working conditions, and a hopelessness among many workers.

These elements are contrasted with the deeply rooted corruption of people in power. A review by the writer Jack London called it "the Uncle Tom's Cabin of wage slavery."Author: Upton Sinclair.

This text, designed for courses in US labor history or the history of American workers, presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own Problems in the History of American Workers follows the proven Major Problems format, with 14–15 chapters.

The first section discusses child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical and theoretical perspective.

The second part presents child labor as National Child Labor Committee investigators found it in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills, and sweatshops in the early s.5/5(2). But labor experts say it’s difficult to know the scope of unlawful child labor in America, and even more difficult to enforce the law, because federal regulators don’t have enough resources.

The major contribution of this book is presented in Part II entitled “Child Labor in America” because it describes child labor in the main industries and trades of the American economy using primary sources.

"Labor and the Problem of Herbicide Resistance: How Immigration Policies in the United States and Canada Impact Technological Development in Grain Crops", The Immigrant-Food Nexus: Borders, Labor, and Identity in North America, Julian Agyeman, Sydney Giacalone.Over the next 40 years, unions such as the United Packinghouse Workers of America (UPWA) were able to improve both the pay and working conditions of meat packing employees in the U.S.

The UPWA was also known for its progressive ideals and its support of the civil rights movement during the s.The first section discusses child labor as a social and economic problem in America from an historical and theoretical perspective.

The second part presents child labor as National Child Labor Committee investigators found it in major American industries and occupations, including coal mines, cotton textile mills, and sweatshops in the early s/5.