The Death and Life of American Labor
Toward a New Worker's Movement
ISBN10: 1781681384 ISBN13: 9781781681381 Publisher: W W Norton & Co (Ssd) Published: Oct 7 2014 Pages: 192 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
In the '50s and '60s, he directed organizing with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers and the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers. In 1963, he coordinated the labor participation for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Ten years later, the publication of his book False Promises: The Shaping of American Working Class Consciousness was a landmark in the study of the US working-class and workers' movements.
Aronowitz draws on this long personal history, reflecting on his continuing involvement in labor organizing, with groups such as the Professional Staff Congress of the City University. He brings a historian's understanding of American workers' struggles in taking the long view of the labor movement. Then, in a survey of current initiatives, strikes, organizations, and allies, Aronowitz analyzes the possibilities of labor's rebirth, and sets out a program for a new, broad, radical workers' movement.