Strike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today

TitleStrike Back: Using the Militant Tactics of Labor's Past to Reignite Public Sector Unionism Today
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBurns, Joe
PublisherIg Publishing
CityNew York
Keywordscollective bargaining rights, public employees, public sector unionism
Abstract

During the 1960s and 1970s, hundreds of thousands of teachers, sanitation workers, and other public employees rose up to demand collective bargaining rights in one of the greatest upsurges. These workers were able to transform the nature of public employment, win union recognition for millions, and ultimately force reluctant politicians to pass laws allowing for collective bargaining and even the right to strike. Strike Back uncovers this history of militancy to provide tactics for a new generation of public employees facing unprecedented attacks on their collective bargaining rights.