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Only one thing can save us : why America needs a new kind of labor movement, Thomas Geoghegan

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Only one thing can save us : why America needs a new kind of labor movement
Title
Only one thing can save us
Title remainder
why America needs a new kind of labor movement
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Thomas Geoghegan
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Is labor's day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived--but different--labor movement is now more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society. The inequality reshaping the country goes beyond money and income: the workplace is more authoritarian than ever, and we have even less of a say over our conditions at work. He tells us stories, sometimes humorous but more often chilling, about problems working people like his own clients--cabdrivers, cashiers, even Chicago public school teachers--now face in our largely union-free economy. He then explains why a new kind of labor movement (and not just more higher education) will be crucial for saving what is left of the middle class; pushing Keynes's original, sometimes forgotten ideas for getting the rich to invest and reduce our balance of trade; and promoting John Dewey's "democratic way of life"--One that would start in the schools and continue in our places of work. A "public policy" book that is compulsively readable, Only One Thing Can Save Us is vintage Geoghegan, blending acerbic and witty commentary with unparalleled insight into the real dynamics (and human experience) of working in America today."--
  • Is labor's day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived-but different-labor movement is now more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society. The inequality reshaping the country goes beyond money and income: the workplace is more authoritarian than ever, and we have even less of a say over our conditions at work. He tells us stories, sometimes humorous but more often chilling, about problems working people lik
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1949-
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Geoghegan, Thomas
Dewey number
331.880973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6508
LC item number
.G374 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Labor unions
  • Industrial relations
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor unions
  • Social conditions
  • United States
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Only one thing can save us : why America needs a new kind of labor movement, Thomas Geoghegan
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Includes index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
You and I are done! -- There's no middle class! -- Are we weak enough to fight? -- How about them apples? -- The first duty of a Democrat -- What Keynes would do -- Why demoralize our base? -- What would Dewey do?-- Toward the school of social justice -- What king would do -- If all else fails -- Why we live in hope
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894789945
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781322524672
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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b32b2b13-0106-47b1-befd-458bbc992f2e
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)894789945
Label
Only one thing can save us : why America needs a new kind of labor movement, Thomas Geoghegan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
You and I are done! -- There's no middle class! -- Are we weak enough to fight? -- How about them apples? -- The first duty of a Democrat -- What Keynes would do -- Why demoralize our base? -- What would Dewey do?-- Toward the school of social justice -- What king would do -- If all else fails -- Why we live in hope
Control code
894789945
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322524672
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b32b2b13-0106-47b1-befd-458bbc992f2e
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)894789945

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