Ramparts of Resistance: Why Workers Lost Their Power, and How to Get It Back

Ramparts of Resistance: Why Workers Lost Their Power, and How to Get It Back

Sheila Cohen


Ramparts of Resistance examines the event of British and US employees over the last 3 many years to provide a huge research of the necessity for a brand new self sustaining politics of alternate unionism. contemporary years have visible nice adjustments within the exchange union circulate, from waves of moves within the Nineteen Seventies to a battery of business enterprise and country onslaughts, culminating within the anti-union laws of the Eighties and Nineties. grassroots labour struggles, Cohen explores problems with reformism, alternate union democracy and the political that means of normal office resistance, and places ahead principles for switch. Ramparts of Resistance examines the failure of the union move to upward push to the neo-liberal problem and demands a brand new politics of self sufficient unionism and an explicitly class-based renewal of "workers' power". Coming at a time while union task and club involvement maintains regardless of the chances, this ebook is an inspiring consultant to the course that unionism should still take.

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