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Law and the shaping of the American labor movement

by William E. Forbath

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Labor unions -- United States -- Political activity -- History,
    • Working class -- United States -- Political activity -- History,
    • Labor disputes -- United States -- History,
    • Labor laws and legislation -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      StatementWilliam E. Forbath.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD6510 .F67 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 211 p. ;
      Number of Pages211
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1888308M
      ISBN 100674517814, 0674517822
      LC Control Number90049662

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        Law and the Shaping of the American Labour Movement In a richly detailed survey of labor law and labor history, Forbath challenges the notion of American "individualism." He shows that, over time, struggles with the courts and the legal order were crucial in reshaping labor s outlook, driving the labor movement to temper its radical goals. 7 In , the Federation was transformed into the American Federation of Labor (AFL) which was primarily a labor organization dedicated to the advancement of worker rights8 Most AFL affiliates were craft unions which limited their memberships to individuals possessing specific skills. In the early part of the twentieth century, the U.S. began its transformation from.

      Mar 4, Federal Department of Labor Established. The United States Department of Labor is established as a Cabinet-level agency. Though established under President Taft, he signs the law after his defeat in the election. The Department will mostly emphasize the pro-labor stance of the incoming president, Woodrow Wilson, who appoints a United Mine Workers official as the first. A quotation from the labor leader David Dubinsky that opens this book summarizes the author’s purpose: “Racketeering is the cancer that almost destroyed the American trade-union movement.” James Jacobs, the Warren E. Burger Professor of Law and Director, Center for Research in Crime and Justice, NYU School of Law, amasses the evidence to.


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In a richly detailed survey of labor law and labor history, William Forbath challenges this notion of American “individualism.” In fact, he argues, the nineteenth-century American labor movement was much like Europe’s labor movements in its social and political outlook, but in the decades around the turn of the century, the prevailing Cited by: In short, it's that scholars have neglected law as a "constitutive" element in labor history, and have relegated it to a "derivative" status.

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In this extremely well-researched yet slim book (originally published as a long essay in the Harvard Law Review), Forbath seeks to prove first that American law, as defined and implemented by the judiciary, "played a crucial, irreducible part in shaping the modern American labor movement" (p.

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