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Junior History Tutorial: Labor's Lost Might

CSS 340
Spring 2016
Section: 01   02  
Certificates: International Relations, Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

Why are labor unions so weak in the U.S. today? After World War II, America appeared to be becoming, in the words of Sumner Slichter, a "laboristic" nation in which unions were the strongest single influence in society. Although unions in the manufacturing sector began to lose momentum in the 1950s, school teachers, police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, hospital workers, retail clerks, and other previously unorganized workers flocked into organized labor between the mid-1960s and the early 1970s. Why have the unions lost so much power since then? And what have been the consequences for workers, their families, consumers, and stockholders, and for American and international politics and economics? These are the questions addressed in this tutorial.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(CSS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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