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McCartin, Joseph Anthony

Works: 30 works in 93 publications in 2 languages and 5,693 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: HD8066, 331.880973
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Most widely held works by Joseph Anthony McCartin
Collision course : Ronald Reagan, the air traffic controllers, and the strike that changed America by Joseph Anthony McCartin( )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1981, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) called an illegal strike. The new president, Ronald Reagan, fired the strikers, establishing a reputation for both decisiveness and hostility to organized labor. As Joseph A. McCartin writes, the strike was the culmination of two decades of escalating conflict between controllers and the government that stemmed from the high-pressure nature of the job and the controllers' inability to negotiate with their employer over vital issues. PATCO's fall not only ushered in a long period of labor decline; it also served as a harbinger of the campaign against public sector unions that now roils American politics
Americanism : new perspectives on the history of an ideal by Michael Kazin( )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is Americanism? The contributors to this volume recognize Americanism in all its complexity - as an ideology, an articulation of the nation's rightful place in the world, a set of traditions, a political language, and a cultural style imbued with political meaning. In response to the pervasive vision of Americanism as a battle cry or a smug assumption, this collection of essays stirs up new questions and debates that challenge us to rethink the model currently being exported, too often by force, to the rest of the world."
Workers in hard times : a long view of economic crises by Leon Fink( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seeking to historicize today's "Great Recession," this volume of essays situates the current economic crisis and its impact on workers in the context of previous abrupt shifts in the modern-day capitalist marketplace. Contributors use examples from industrialized North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to demonstrate how workers and states have responded to those shifts and to their disempowering effects on labor. Since the Industrial Revolution, contributors argue, factors such as race, sex, and state intervention have mediated both the effect of economic depressions on workers' lives and workers' responses to those depressions. Contributors also posit a varying dynamic between political upheaval and economic crises, and between workers and the welfare state. The volume ends with an examination of today's "Great Recession": its historical distinctiveness, its connection to neoliberalism, and its attendant expressions of worker status and agency around the world. A sobering conclusion lays out a likely future for workers--one not far removed from the instability and privation of the nineteenth century. The essays in this volume offer up no easy solutions to the challenges facing today's workers. Nevertheless, they make clear that cogent historical thinking is crucial to understanding those challenges, and they push us toward a rethinking of the relationship between capital and labor, the waged and unwaged, and the employed and jobless."--Publisher's website
Labor's great war : the struggle for industrial democracy and the origins of modern American labor relations, 1912-1921 by Joseph Anthony McCartin( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his comprehensive look at labor issues during the decade of the Great War, McCartin explores the political, economic, and social forces that gave rise to this conflict and shows how rising labor militancy and the sudden erosion of managerial control in wartime workplaces combined to create an industrial crisis
Labor in America : a history by Foster Rhea Dulles( )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 material standard of living enjoyed by workers in the United States; and mass immigration from the Southern Hemisphere and Asia has continued to restructure the domestic labor force. Yet even in the face of anti-union legislation, a continuing d
We shall be all : a history of the Industrial Workers of the World by Melvyn Dubofsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dubofsky's careful historical treatment does not support or deny the ideology of the "Wobblies", but rather he attempts to understand the leadership and motivation of the early twentieth-century labor movement
American labor : a documentary collection( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive compilation of documents integrates institutional labor history (movements and trade unions) with aspects of social and cultural history. It charts changes in trade union and managerial practices and integrates the economics and politics of labor history. An impressive array of documents details household as well as industrial relations women as domestic workers, unpaid household labor, and factory workers African American, Hispanic American (especially Mexican and Mexican American), Asian and white workers. It offers readers insight into the full historical spectrum of workers, their daily lives, and the movements that they created
Labor's "Great War" : American workers, unions, and the state, 1916-1920 by Joseph Anthony McCartin( )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What works for workers? : public policies and innovative strategies for low-wage workers( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The majority of new jobs created in the United States today are low-wage jobs, and a fourth of the labor force earns no more than poverty-level wages. Policymakers and citizens alike agree that declining real wages and constrained spending among such a large segment of workers imperil economic prosperity and living standards for all Americans. Though many policies to assist low-wage workers have been proposed, there is little agreement across the political spectrum about which policies actually reduce poverty and raise income among the working poor. What Works for Workers provides a comprehensive analysis of policy measures designed to address the widening income gap in the United States. Featuring contributions from an eminent group of social scientists, What Works for Workers evaluates the most high-profile strategies for poverty reduction, including innovative "living wage" ordinances, education programs for African American youth, and better regulation of labor laws pertaining to immigrants. The contributors delve into an extensive body of scholarship on low-wage work to reveal a number of surprising findings. Richard Freeman suggests that labor unions, long assumed to be moribund, have a fighting chance to reclaim their historic redistributive role if they move beyond traditional collective bargaining and establish new ties with other community actors. John Schmitt predicts that the Affordable Care Act will substantially increase insurance coverage for low-wage workers, 38% of whom currently lack any kind of health insurance. Other contributors explore the shortcomings of popular solutions: Stephanie Luce shows that while living wage ordinances rarely lead to job losses, they have not yet covered most low-wage workers. And Jennifer Gordon corrects the notion that a path to legalization alone will fix the plight of immigrant workers. Without energetic regulatory enforcement, she argues, legalization may have limited impact on the exploitation of undocumented workers. Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum conclude with an analysis of California's paid family leave program, a policy designed to benefit the working poor, who have few resources that allow them to take time off work to care for children or ill family members. Despite initial opposition, the paid leave program proved more acceptable than expected among employers and provided a much-needed system of wage replacement for low-income workers. In the wake of its success, the initiative has emerged as a useful blueprint for paid leave programs in other states. Alleviating the low-wage crisis will require a comprehensive set of programs rather than piecemeal interventions. With its rigorous analysis of what works and what doesn't, What Works for Workers points the way toward effective reform. For social scientists, policymakers, and activists grappling with the practical realities of low-wage work, this book provides a valuable guide for narrowing the gap separating rich and poor."--Publisher's website
Sanierung des bröckelnden Tarifsystems? : Gewerkschaften und Arbeitsbeziehungen in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika by Joseph Anthony McCartin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher Unionism, Civil Rights, and the Desegregation of the Boston Public Schools, 1963-1981 by Jennifer Pish Harrison( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Court-ordered school desegregation in Boston in the 1970s is but one component of a larger movement to desegregate the schools that officially began in 1963. This dissertation places court-ordered desegregation in the context of the larger movement and links that story to one that has been mostly overlooked by those who have written about racial strife in Boston: the story of the teachers, the rise of their union, and the relationship between the civil rights and union rights struggles in the city. When the NAACP formally challenged the Boston School Committee over the issue of de facto segregation in 1963, teachers were mounting a campaign for collective bargaining rights. Over the ensuing years, teacher unionism developed alongside the movement to desegregate the public schools, and both movements ran along parallel tracks through much of the 1960s. During these years, both the civil rights movement and proponents of teacher unionism found a common adversary in the Boston School Committee. In the1970s, the trajectory of the two movements intersected in the complicated arena of court-ordered school desegregation. The Boston Teachers Union took a neutral stance on student busing, but its defense of the traditional tenets of trade unionism, and seniority in particular, caused internal divisions, especially between older, white teachers and newer black hires. The layoffs of 710 white teachers in 1981, a consequence of shrinking enrollments due to "white flight," aggressively challenged the teachers' collective bargaining agreement and prompted the union to fight to protect the seniority rights of its members, even if it meant a disproportionate loss of jobs for black teachers recently hired under court order. The fight over the senior teachers' jobs in 1981, and the BTU's failed campaign to have these teachers rehired, marked an important and defining clash between the union, court-ordered desegregation mandates, and race. Ultimately, the failure of the civil rights and union rights struggles to fully align their interests and strike an enduring alliance in the battle over the future of Boston schools in the 1960s and 1970s contributed to a legacy of missed opportunities for true reform
Frank Zeidler and the Conservative Challenge to Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee by Tula A Connell( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

& ndasheconomic consensus reinforce a narrative that excludes serious analysis of the ideological ferment of conservatism beneath this superficial "consensus." Through an examination of the major challenges facing a midcentury urban mayor, Milwaukee Mayor Frank Zeidler, this study explores how historical trends often documented at the national level & mdashthe reemergence of a conservative movement, the evolution from class politics to rights politics, the question of race, the struggle by public-sector employees to attain bargaining rights, the role of corporate & ndashled efforts to influence public opinion & mdashdeveloped at the local level. This study adds to recent findings of other scholars by showing that despite the widespread national acceptance of economic policies advanced in response to the Depression, conservatives staged a grassroots resurgence during the 1950s that went beyond the now well-documented intellectual movement of that time
Reparing the crumbling system of collective bargaining? : Trade unions and industrial relations in the USA by Joseph Anthony McCartin( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of U.S. labor( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of U.S. labor( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of U.S. labor( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jerry Wurf, the Rise of AFSCME, and the Fate of Labor Liberalism, 1947-1981 by Joseph E Hower( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

But Wurf's very success in building AFSCME set in motion developments that frustrated his union's hopes and complicated the broader liberal project. First, by winning improved wages and benefits through collective bargaining and political mobilization, unionization imposed new budgetary obligations that came under bitter attack in the poisonous fiscal climate of the 1970s. Second, the growth of unions like AFSCME transformed popular perceptions of organized labor, replacing the sympathetic figure of an exploited industrial or farm worker with the less romantic image of a government employee insulated from economic downturns, thus weakening public support for unions overall. Third, the emergence of public sector unions like AFSCME interjected an increasingly visible intermediary--the organized public employee--into divisive debates about taxes and services, creating an inviting target for the emerging tax revolt. Building on recent work that looks to the 1970s as the "critical decade" in postwar history, this dissertation shows that the growth of the public sector labor movement played an important and largely unrecognized role in lending popular legitimacy and political credibility to a discourse that pitted taxpayers against tax recipients and thrived on assaults on government programs--a discourse that still resonates decades later
"I Have the Eagle": Citizenship and Labor in the Progressive Era, 1890-1925 by Stephanie Taylor( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation draws on the experiences of a wide range of workers to make its argument, including Japanese plantation laborers in Hawaii, agricultural workers along the U.S.-Mexico border, coal miners in Colorado, ore miners in the Midwest, and mill workers in the Northeast. Their struggles are situated in the context of a U.S. working-class undergoing rapid transformation, the expanding power and reach of the American state, and the simultaneous emergence of imperialism, racial segregation, and disenfranchisement that illuminated the limits of constitutional protection of the rights of those deemed non-white - as well as those who posed a threat to capitalist interests
The history of U.S. labor( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of U.S. labor( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Collision course : Ronald Reagan, the air traffic controllers, and the strike that changed America
Americanism : new perspectives on the history of an idealLabor's great war : the struggle for industrial democracy and the origins of modern American labor relations, 1912-1921We shall be all : a history of the Industrial Workers of the WorldAmerican labor : a documentary collection
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Joseph McCartin American historian

Joseph McCartin Amerikaans historicus

Joseph McCartin Amerikansk historiker

Joseph McCartin historiador estadounidense

Mac Cartin, Joseph A.

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