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Click to edit Master subtitle style Work, Society, and the Quality of Life Spring, 2010 Class 5: Unions & worker movements
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Key concepts from last class Social class Income inequality Class mobility Comparative inequality and mobility
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Group self-analysis How are we doing? Is everyone involved? Each person discuss What have I contributed to this group so far? What can I do in the future? (skills, involvement) 33
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Readings 44
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Key concepts Collective bargaining Wagner Act Election process Negotiation process Value-added unionism Social movement unionism 55
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The Wagner Act framework: The balance of power 66 Corporate power Worker power ?
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Some basic facts What % of the work force is organized in unions? What % of them are white-collar employees? What % of them are in manufacturing? What % have a 4-year college degree? What % of them are women? How often do they strike?  ( strikes last year of more than 1000 people) 77
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% of employees who are union members 50 years ago Today 88 > 35 % ~7% US Bureau of Labor Statistics
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as a % of union members Teachers Nurses Librarians 99 ~50% Center for Economic & Policy Research, The Changing Face of Labor, 1983-2008
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course LXKV 0439 taught by Professor Susan` during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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