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Managing the Mills : Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era - Jonathan Rees

Managing the Mills

Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry During the Nonunion Era

Paperback Published: 30th December 2003
ISBN: 9780761827061
Number Of Pages: 326

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Managing the Mills uses the steel industry between the years 1892 and 1937 as a case study in employer motivation for opposition to organized labor. No American industry was more successful in its efforts to keep unions out of its facilities during this period, and no industry was more vocal about its reasons for doing so. The book reconstructs the management culture of this industry and shows how it interacted with the economics of steelmaking to shape particular labor policies like the twelve-hour day, welfare capitalism and the use of spies in the workplace.

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. vii
Andrew Carnegie and the Origins of the Nonunion Erap. 1
The Decline of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers and the Rise of the Implied Contractp. 33
The Methods of Control: The Steel Industry Versus Unorganized Laborp. 65
A Kind Face on a Cold Policy: Welfare Capitalism in the Steel Industryp. 101
Reluctant Reform: The Eight-Hour Day and Employee Representationp. 143
Fighting Organized Labor Under the Iron and Steel Code, 1933-1935p. 179
The Steel Workers Organizing Committee Versus U.S. Steelp. 215
The Little Steel Strike and Beyondp. 249
Conclusionp. 275
Indexp. 281
About the Authorp. 299
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ISBN: 9780761827061
ISBN-10: 0761827064
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 30th December 2003
Publisher: University Press of America
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.48