Solidarity Divided by Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Fernando Gapasin. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
Greece Public Library 331.8809 FLE or Rochester Public Library Central BUS – BUSINESS DIVISION 331.8809 F612s
“The U.S. trade union movement finds itself today on a global battlefield filled with landmines and littered with the bodies of various social movements and struggles. Candid, incisive, and accessible, Solidarity Divided is a critical examination of labor’s current crisis and a plan for a bold new way forward into the twenty-first century. Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin, two longtime union insiders whose experiences as activists of color grant them a unique vantage on the problems now facing U.S. labor, offer a remarkable mix of vivid history and probing analysis. They chart changes in U.S. manufacturing, examine the onslaught of globalization, consider the influence of the environment on labor, and provide the first broad analysis of the fallout from the 2000 and 2004 elections on the U.S. labor movement. Ultimately calling for a wide-ranging reexamination of the ideological and structural underpinnings of today’s labor movement, this is essential reading for understanding how the battle for social justice can be fought and won.”–BOOK JACKET.
Links Mentioned in the Book
- Uniting Locally Growing Nationally, from page 85
- Organize…to Improve the Quality of Jobs in the Black Community
May 2004, by Steven C. Pitts, from page 88-89
- Leftwing Leadership in the AFL-CIO: Interview with Bill Fletcher by David Bacon
- Common Sense Economics “The Basic Rap” AFL-CIO Economics Education Program Revised July 2001 or a PDF version of the slides and notes Common Sense Economics: July 2001
- Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility by Harrison, Bennett, ISBN: 9780465038855 (available in Rochester Public Library and libraries of Univ. of Rochester, RIT and St. John Fisher)