S313.c06.fa10

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Unformatted text preview: d negotiate their conditions of employment. 6 SOC 313: Survey of Sociology of Work Outline of North American Labor History… POSTWAR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (CONTINUED) Professional Workers • Large increases in union membership, to improve bargaining position relative to large bureaucratic organizations in which they are increasingly employed. • Largest U.S. strike among white‐collar workers occurred in 2000 — More than 23,000 engineers and technicians at Boeing Aircraft went on strike over pay, benefits and health insurance. After 37 days, favorable settlement reached. • National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — Over 2.7 million members. Largest group of organized workers in U.S. Monday, 20 September 2010 Outline of North American Labor History… POSTWAR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (CONTINUED) Farm Workers • California first state to include farm workers under labor laws with passage of the AGRICULTURAL LABOR RELATIONS ACT (1975). • In 1980s, the United Farm Worker...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course SOC 313 taught by Professor Edwards during the Fall '10 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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