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Knocking on Labor's DoorUnion Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide$
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Lane Windham

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469632070

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.001.0001

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The Dilemma of the Narrow Door

The Dilemma of the Narrow Door

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(p.15) 1 The Dilemma of the Narrow Door
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Knocking on Labor's Door
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Lane Windham

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0002

This chapter describes how union organizing developed as the gateway through which workers had to enter before they could fully access the most secure tier of the nation’s employer-centered social welfare system - - collective bargaining. It recounts how labor law’s protections for union organizing weakened, and so increasingly narrowed that entryway. This chapter covers the 1930s through the 1980s.

Keywords:   social welfare, labor law, National Labor Relations Board, union organizing, collective bargaining, Taft-Hartley Act, Wagner Act

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