Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia

Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia

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In 2001, Robert E. Weir's two-volume Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor was chosen as a New York Public Library Best in Reference selection. Weir recently revised this groundbreaking resource, resulting in content that is more accessible, comprehensive, and timely. The newest edition, Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia, features updated entries, recent court cases, a chronology of key events, an enriched index, and an extensive bibliography for additional research. This expansive encyclopedia examines the complete panorama of America's work history, including the historical account of work and workers, the social inequities between the rich and poor, violence in the Labor Movement, and issues of globalization and industrial economics. Organized in two volumes and arranged in Aa€“Z order, the 350 entries span key events, collective actions, pivotal figures, landmark legislation, and important concepts in the world of labor and work.VERIZON STRIKE OF 2000 On August 6, 2000, more than 87, 000 Verizon workers walked off their jobs. ... Under existing contracts, Verizon workersa€” including operators, customer service agents, and techniciansa€”could be compelled to work ... The amount of overtime varied, by region, from 10 to 20 hours per week.

Title:Workers in America: A Historical Encyclopedia
Author:Robert E. Weir
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-01-08


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