Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia

Editor/Author Weir, Robert E.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $189.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $283.50
ISBN: 978-1-59-884718-5
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 38
Book Status: Available
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This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • How to Use This Work
  • VOLUME 1
  • A
  • Actors and Labor
  • Adair v.The United States
  • Adamson Act
  • Affirmative Action
  • Agency Fee
  • Agent Provocateur
  • Agrarianism
  • Agricultural Labor Relations Act
  • Airline Strikes
  • Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers
  • Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
  • American Federation of Government Employees
  • American Federation of Labor
  • American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Plan
  • American Railway Union
  • Anarchism
  • Anarcho-syndicalism
  • Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902
  • A. Philip Randolph Institute
  • Apprentice
  • Arbitration/Conciliation/Mediation
  • Aristocrats of Labor
  • Artisan Labor
  • Asian American Labor
  • Assembly-Line Production
  • Association of Catholic Trade Unionists
  • Automation
  • B
  • Bacon's Rebellion
  • Bagley, Sarah
  • Barry, Leonora Marie
  • Battle of Blair Mountain
  • Bellamy, Edward
  • Bituminous Coal Strikes of 1974 and 1977–1978
  • Blacklist
  • Black Lung Disease and Strike
  • Blue-Collar Labor
  • Boston Police Strike of 1919
  • Boulwarism
  • Boycott
  • Braceros
  • Brewery Workers
  • Bridges, Harry
  • Bridgestone-Firestone Strike, 1994–1995
  • Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
  • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Browder, Earl Russell
  • Buck's Stove & Range Co. v. American Federation of Labor et al.
  • Bumping
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Business Agent
  • Business Roundtable
  • Business Unionism
  • Butchers
  • C
  • Capitalism
  • Carey, James Barron
  • Caterpillar Strike
  • Centralia Massacre
  • Central Labor Union
  • Certification
  • Change to Win Federation
  • Chávez, César Estrada
  • Checkoff
  • Child Labor
  • Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Civil Rights Movement and Labor
  • Civil War and Labor
  • Class Consciousness
  • Clayton Antitrust Act
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women
  • Coal Miners Strike of 1943
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Cold War and Labor
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Colonial Labor
  • Colorado Labor Wars
  • Colored National Labor Union
  • Columbine Mine Massacre
  • Commonwealth v. Hunt
  • Communism and Unions
  • Company Town
  • Company Union
  • Comparable Worth
  • Computer Revolution and Organized Labor
  • Concessions
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Contingency Labor
  • Contract
  • Contract Labor
  • Cooperatives
  • Copper Miners and Strikes
  • Corporate Campaign
  • Cost-of-Living Adjustment
  • Counterculture and Labor
  • Cowboys
  • Coxey's Army
  • Craft Unionism
  • D
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Deadheading
  • Dead Time
  • Debs, Eugene Victor
  • Decertification
  • Deindustrialization
  • DeLeon, Daniel
  • Democratic Party and Labor
  • Department of Labor
  • Depression-Era Strikes
  • Deregulation
  • Detroit Newspaper Strike
  • Direct Action
  • Division of Labor
  • Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement
  • Downsizing
  • Downsizing, Decertification, and Concessions Strikes
  • Dual Unionism
  • Dues
  • E
  • Eight-Hour Movement
  • Environment and Labor
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Erdman Act
  • Everett Massacre
  • Exceptionalism
  • Executive Orders
  • F
  • Fair Employment Practices Commission
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Family Wage
  • Farmer-Labor Alliances
  • Fasanella, Ralph
  • Fast-Track Legislation
  • Federal Emergency Relief Administration
  • Federal Society of Journeymen Cordwainers
  • Fieldcrest Settlement
  • Film and Labor
  • Flynn, Elizabeth Gurley
  • Fordism
  • Foster, Frank Keyes
  • Foster, William Zebulon
  • Fraser, Douglas Andrew
  • Free Labor
  • Fringe Benefits
  • G
  • Gastonia Strike
  • General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • General Motors Sit-down Strike
  • General Motors Strike of 2007
  • General Strike
  • George, Henry
  • Glass Ceiling
  • Globalization
  • Goldman, Emma
  • Gompers, Samuel
  • Goon
  • Granite Workers
  • Grape Boycotts
  • Great Migration
  • Great Upheaval
  • Green, William
  • Greenbackism
  • Grievance
  • Guaranteed Annual Wage
  • H
  • Hard Hat Riots
  • Haymarket Bombing
  • Haywood, William Dudley
  • Herrin Massacre
  • Hill, Joe
  • Hillman, Sidney
  • Hoffa, James Riddle
  • Homestead Steel Lockout and Strike
  • Homework
  • Hormel Strike and Lockout
  • Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union
  • Huerta, Dolores
  • I
  • Immigrants and Labor
  • Indentured Servant
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Industrial Time
  • Industrial Unionism
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Injunction
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
  • International Ladies'Garment Workers’ Union
  • International Paper Strike
  • International Union
  • International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America
  • International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers
  • J
  • Jacksonian Era and Labor
  • Jones, Mary Harris (“Mother”)
  • Journeyman
  • Jurisdiction
  • K
  • Kirkland, Joseph Lane
  • Knights of Labor
  • L
  • Labor Colleges
  • Labor Day
  • Labor Federation
  • Labor Journalism
  • Labor Parties
  • Labor Theory of Value
  • La Follette Committee
  • La Follette Seamen's Act
  • Landrum-Griffin Act
  • Lassalleanism
  • Latino Labor
  • Lattimer Massacre
  • Lawrence Textile Strike
  • Lewis, John Llewellyn
  • Little Steel Formula
  • Living Wage
  • Lochner v. New York
  • Lockout
  • Loewe v. Lawlor
  • Longshoremen
  • Lordstown Strike
  • Los Angeles Times Bombing
  • Lowell Female Labor Reform Association
  • Ludlow Massacre
  • Lynn Shoe Strike of 1860
  • VOLUME 2
  • M
  • Machine Politics and Labor
  • Maintenance of Membership
  • Major League Baseball Players Association
  • Manifest Destiny and Work
  • Maquiladora
  • March on Washington (1963)
  • Marxism and Labor
  • Masculinity and Labor
  • Master Craftsman
  • Matewan
  • May Day
  • McGuire, Peter James
  • McKee's Rock
  • McNeill, George Edwin
  • Meany, George
  • Merit Raise
  • Middle-Class Ideology
  • Military and the Working Class
  • Minimum Wage
  • Minority Labor
  • Mitchell, John
  • Mohawk Valley Formula
  • Molly Maguires
  • Moore, Michael Francis
  • Mullaney, Kate
  • Muller v. Oregon
  • Murray, Philip
  • Music and Labor
  • N
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Civic Federation
  • National Education Association
  • National Industrial Recovery Act
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Yeshiva University
  • National Labor Union
  • National Trades’ Union
  • National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees Local 1199
  • National War Labor Boards: World War I and World War II
  • Native Americans and Labor
  • Nativism and Labor
  • New Bedford Textile Strike
  • Newspaper Boys
  • New York City Teachers Strike
  • 9 to 5: National Association of Working Women
  • Non-wage Labor
  • Norris-LaGuardia Act
  • North American Free Trade Agreement
  • No-Strike Pledge
  • Nussbaum, Karen
  • O
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970)
  • Oil Workers
  • Open Shop
  • Operation Dixie
  • O'Reilly, Leonora
  • O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney
  • Outsourcing
  • Overtime
  • Owen, Robert; Owen, Robert Dale
  • P
  • Papermakers
  • Parsons, Albert Richard; Parsons, Lucy Eldine
  • Part-time Labor
  • Paternalism
  • Pattern Bargaining
  • Pensions
  • Perkins, Frances Coralie
  • Pesotta, Rose
  • Phelps Dodge Strike
  • Philadelphia Carpenters’ Strike (1791)
  • Picketing
  • Piecework
  • Pinkertons
  • Pittston Coal Strike
  • Popular Front
  • Populism
  • Postal Workers and the Strike of 1970
  • Powderly, Terence Vincent
  • Prevailing Wage
  • Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Strike
  • Profit Sharing
  • Progressive Era and Labor
  • Prohibition and Labor
  • Protectionism
  • Protective Labor Legislation
  • Pullman Strike/Lockout
  • Pure and Simple Unionism
  • Q
  • Quality Circles
  • Quickie
  • R
  • Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
  • Raiding
  • Railroad Strike of 1877
  • Railroad Strike of 1922
  • Railway Labor Act of 1926
  • Randolph, Asa Philip
  • Rate Cutting
  • Ravenswood Lockout
  • Reagan, Ronald, and Labor
  • Reconstruction and Labor
  • Red Scare
  • Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc.
  • Religion and Labor
  • Republicanism
  • Republican Party and Labor
  • Rerum Novarum
  • Retail Workers
  • Reuther, Walter
  • Right-to-Work
  • Runaway Capital/Shops
  • S
  • Sabotage
  • Salary
  • Scab
  • Schneiderman, Rose
  • Second Great Awakening and Labor
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Service Industry
  • Shanker, Albert
  • Shape-up
  • Sherman Antitrust Act
  • Shop Steward
  • Sick-out
  • Sit-down Strikes
  • Skidmore, Thomas
  • Slavery
  • Social Darwinism
  • Social Gospel
  • Socialism
  • Social Reform Unionism
  • Social Security Act
  • Solidarity
  • Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union
  • Southwest Railway Strikes of 1885–1886
  • Speedups
  • Staley Lockout
  • Steel Strike of 1919
  • Steel Strike of 1959–1960
  • Steward, Ira
  • Stint
  • Strasser, Adolph
  • Stretch-out
  • Strike
  • Subcontracting
  • Sunset Industry
  • Sweatshop
  • Sweeney, John Joseph
  • Sylvis, William H.
  • Sympathy Strike
  • T
  • Taft-Hartley Act
  • Tariffs and Labor
  • Taylorism
  • Teamsters
  • Terrorism and Labor
  • Tompkins Square Riot
  • Trade Union Unity League
  • Tresca, Carlo
  • Triangle Factory Fire of 1911
  • Truman, Harry, and the Labor Movement
  • Trumka, Richard Louis
  • U
  • Underemployment
  • Unemployment
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Union Local
  • Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees
  • Union Shop
  • United Auto Workers of America
  • United Auto Workers Strike of 1945–1946 (General Motors)
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
  • United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Union
  • United Mine Workers of America
  • United Packinghouse Workers of America
  • United Rubber Workers of America
  • United Steelworkers of America
  • Uprising of the 20,000
  • Utopianism and American Labor
  • V
  • Verizon Strike of 2000
  • Vietnam War and Labor
  • Voluntarism
  • W
  • Wages
  • Wal-Mart Campaign
  • War Labor Disputes Act (Smith-Connally Act)
  • Welfare Capitalism
  • West Virginia Mine Wars, 1919–1923
  • White-Collar Workers
  • Wildcat Strike
  • Winpisinger, William Wayne
  • Wobbly
  • Women's Trade Union League
  • Workers’ Bill of Rights
  • Working Class
  • Workingmen's Movement
  • Workman's Compensation
  • Work Sharing
  • Work-to-Rule
  • Writers and Organized Labor
  • Wurf, Jerome
  • Y
  • Yablonski, Joseph A.
  • Yellow-Dog Contract
  • Yeoman
  • Chronology
  • About the Author