Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Knocking on Labor's DoorUnion Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.northcarolina.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of North Carolina Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NCSO for personal use.date: 22 September 2021

Resistance in Retail

Resistance in Retail

Organizing Woodward & Lothrop

(p.128) 6 Resistance in Retail
Knocking on Labor's Door

Lane Windham

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter features a successful union organizing effort among 5300 women and men at the Woodward & Lothrop department store in Washington, DC. It explores retail workers’ demands for unions and economic security, even as the retail industry’s labor standards declined, and highlights 1970s labor activism among female, young and African-American workers. Newly uncovered anti-union lawyer’s documents reveal employers’ union busting tactics in retail.

Keywords:   United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), Retail Clerks International Union (RCIU), Woodward & Lothrop, department store workers, retail industry, UFCW Local 400

North Carolina Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .