When Strikes Make Sense-And Why: Lessons from Third Republic French Coal Miners

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bySamuel Cohn

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Based on his extensive study of French coal miners in the early 20th century, Cohn (sociology, Texas A&M U.) throws light on the weaknesses of the US labor movement, and proposes strategies for workers in a wide variety of tactical situations. He analyzes such implications of strikes as the financial impact, the consequences of winning and losing, espousing radical ideology, and the effect of protracted conflicts. Of interest to members or scholars of the labor movement, and to historians. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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Based on his extensive study of French coal miners in the early 20th century, Cohn (sociology, Texas A&M U.) throws light on the weaknesses of the US labor movement, and proposes strategies for workers in a wide variety of tactical situations. He analyzes such implications of strikes as the financial impact, the consequences of winning...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306444453

ISBN - 13:9780306444456

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Union Choices Affect Wages. Strikes and Wages: The Theoretical Relationship. Strikes and Wages: The Statistical Relationship. Empty Victories, Harmless Defeats. Is What You Ask For What You Get? The State Vs. Managers. Militancy and Accomodation. Schism and Steering. Limits of Militancy. Making Strikes Pay. Index.

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`Cohn construct[s] the most extensive and sophisticated analysis of strikes' outcomes that anyone has ever done... With exemplary clarity, Cohn lays out his ideas, sources, methods, findings, substantive conclusions, and strategic inferences. Informed readers are likely to wonder how conclusions drawn from the experience of French miners between 1890 to 1935 apply to other times and places... Cohn's powerful analyses give us new reasons for wanting to know.' from the foreword by Charles Tilly, New School for Social Research, New York