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The Resource Duquesne and the rise of steel unionism, James D. Rose

Duquesne and the rise of steel unionism, James D. Rose

Label
Duquesne and the rise of steel unionism
Title
Duquesne and the rise of steel unionism
Statement of responsibility
James D. Rose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Not all workers' needs were served by the union. Focusing on the steel works at Duquesne, Pennsylvania, a linchpin of the old Carnegie Steel Company empire and then of U.S. Steel, James D. Rose demonstrates the pivotal role played by a nonunion form of employee representation usually dismissed as a flimsy front for management interests
  • The early New Deal set in motion two versions of workplace representation that battled for supremacy: company-sponsored employee representation plans (ERPs) and independent trade unionism. At Duquesne, the cause of the unskilled, hourly workers, mostly eastern and southern Europeans as well as blacks, was taken up by the union -- the Fort Dukane Lodge of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers. For skilled tonnage workers and skilled tradesmen, mainly U.S.-born and of northern and western European extraction, ERPs offered a better solution
  • Initially little more than a crude antiunion device, ERPs matured from tools of the company into semi-independent, workerled organizations. Isolated from the union movement through the mid-1930s, ERP representatives and management nonetheless created a sophisticated bargaining structure that represented the shop-floor interests of the mill's skilled workforce. Meanwhile, the Amalgamated gave way to the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a professionalized and tightly organized affiliate of John L. Lewis's CIO, that expended huge resources trying to gain companywide unionization. Even when the SWOC secured a collective bargaining agreement with U.S. Steel in 1937, however, the union was still unable to sign up a majority of the workforce at Duquesne
  • A sophisticated study of the forces that shaped and responded to workers' interests, Duquesne and the Rise of Steel Unionism confirms that what people did on the shop floor was as critical to the course of steel unionism as were corporate decision making and shifts in government policy
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rose, James Douglas
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6515.I52
LC item number
D87 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The working class in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iron and steel workers
  • Duquesne (Pa.)
Label
Duquesne and the rise of steel unionism, James D. Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Rank-and-File Movement, 1933-35
  • p. 64.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Employee Representation Plan, 1933-36
  • p. 101.
  • 5.
  • SWOC and the Rise of Steel Unionism, 1936-37
  • p. 136.
  • 1.
  • 6.
  • Consolidating the Union, 1937-41
  • p. 175
  • The
  • Steel Strike of 1919
  • p. 9.
  • 2.
  • From Economic Stability to Depression, 1920-34
  • p. 37.
  • 3.
Control code
45320691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780252026607
Lccn
00012304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Duquesne and the rise of steel unionism, James D. Rose
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [221]-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Rank-and-File Movement, 1933-35
  • p. 64.
  • 4.
  • The
  • Employee Representation Plan, 1933-36
  • p. 101.
  • 5.
  • SWOC and the Rise of Steel Unionism, 1936-37
  • p. 136.
  • 1.
  • 6.
  • Consolidating the Union, 1937-41
  • p. 175
  • The
  • Steel Strike of 1919
  • p. 9.
  • 2.
  • From Economic Stability to Depression, 1920-34
  • p. 37.
  • 3.
Control code
45320691
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 284 pages
Isbn
9780252026607
Lccn
00012304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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