A century of union growth ended in the 1980s. Since then, declining union membership has undermined the Labor Movement s achievements throughout the advanced capitalist world. As unions have lost membership, declining economic clout and political leverage has left them as weak props upholding wages and programs for social justice. Since the earlies
About the Author
Gerald Friedman is Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Table of Contents1. The Rise of the Labor Movement 2. Dimensions of Decline 3. Explaining Growth to Explain Decline 4. Explaining Growth Spurts 5. Why did Growth Stop? 6. Growth Dialectics 7. Can Growth be Restarted?