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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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Knocking on Labor's Door
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Lane Windham

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0009

The concluding chapter covers the early 1980s and explores how and why workers’ union organizing efforts in the private sector turned sharply downward in 1982 and 1983. It explores the consequences of lower unionization rates into the 21st century, such as increased economic inequality and a weakening of democracy.

Keywords:   Solidarity Day, Committee of the Evolution of Work, PATCO, Recession, Ronald Reagan, union political action, social welfare state

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