Labor and the Wartime State

Labor and the Wartime State : Labor Relations and Law during World War II

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The United States labor movement can credit - or blamepolicies and regulations created during World War II for its current status. Focusing on the War Labor Board's treatment of arbitration, strikes, the scope of bargaining, and the contentious issue of union security, James Atleson shows how wartime necessities and language have carried over into a very different postwar world, affecting not only relations between unions and management but those between rank-and-file union members and their more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 154.4 x 228.1 x 24.1mm | 527.51g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 025206674X
  • 9780252066740

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The context of wartime labor relations -- The mobilizing period -- The response to war -- The War Labor Board and the law of collective bargaining -- Managerial prerogatives -- The institutional security of unions -- The no-strike pledge in principal andpractice -- The new industrial workers -- The threat of restrictive legislation -- The transference of wartime visions to peacetime -- The contractualism of labor relations and the postwar consensus -- The limits of mature collective more

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