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Strike Back

Strike Back

Rediscovering Militant Tactics to Fight the Attacks on Public Employee Unions

Joe Burns (Author); Eric Blanc (Foreword)

$17.95
  • Publisher: IG Publishing
  • Format: Book
  • Binding: pb
  • Pages: 224
  • Released: Oct 15, 2019
  • ISBN-13: 9781632460899

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During the 1960s and 1970s, teachers, police, firefighters, sanitation workers and many other public employees rose up to demand collective bargaining rights in one of the greatest upsurges in labor history. These workers were able to transform the nature of public employment, winning union recognition for millions and ultimately forcing reluctant politicians to pass laws allowing for collective bargaining and even the right to strike. Strike Back uncovers this history of militancy to provide tactics for a new generation of public employees facing unprecedented attacks on their labor rights.

This newly updated edition discusses many significant recent developments for public employee unions, including the Supreme Court decision in Janus and the 2018 teacher strike wave. Featuring a foreword by Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt.

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