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Unformatted text preview: s (UFW) successful in getting Texas farm workers covered under state unemployment compensation system. • Other workers in heavily agricultural states met stiff resistance from entrenched agricultural interests in state legislatures. • Many locals of American Association of University Professors (AAUP), experiencing competition from more aggressive AFT, have begun collective bargaining in addition to more traditional lobbying and professional development activities. Outline of North American Labor History… POSTWAR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES International Comparisons • U.S. currently has lowest rate of unionization among all Western industrialized nations. Some workers do not have union in their workplace. • Italy, Poland, Brazil — Dramatic upsurges in union activity. • Union membership and activities in many developing nations continued to be illegal and/or dangerous. Union Membership Rates by State Union membership is highest in the Northeast, Midwest, and Pacific regions, and lowest in the South. Five states had union membership rates over 20...
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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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