Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States

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Why has labor played a more limited role in national politics in the United States than it has in other advanced industrial societies? Victoria Hattam demonstrates that voluntarism, as American labor's policy was known, was the American Federation of Labor's strategic response to the structure of the American state, particularly to the influence of American courts. The AFL's strategic calculation was not universal, however. This book reveals the competing ideologies and acts of interpretation that produced these variations ...

Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States 1994, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

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Labor Visions and State Power: The Origins of Business Unionism in the United States 1993, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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