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Disruption in Detroit - Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom (Paperback): Daniel J. Clark

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Disruption in Detroit - Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom (Paperback)

Daniel J. Clark

Series: Working Class in American History

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It is a bedrock American belief: the 1950s were a golden age of prosperity for autoworkers. Flush with high wages and enjoying the benefits of generous union contracts, these workers became the backbone of a thriving blue-collar middle class. It is also a myth. Daniel J. Clark began by interviewing dozens of former autoworkers in the Detroit area and found a different story--one of economic insecurity caused by frequent layoffs, unrealized contract provisions, and indispensable second jobs. Disruption in Detroit is a vivid portrait of workers and an industry that experienced anything but stable prosperity. As Clark reveals, the myths--whether of rising incomes or hard-nosed union bargaining success--came later. In the 1950s, ordinary autoworkers, union leaders, and auto company executives recognized that although jobs in their industry paid high wages, they were far from steady and often impossible to find.

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Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Working Class in American History
Release date: September 2018
Authors: Daniel J. Clark
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 266
ISBN-13: 978-0-252-08370-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies
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Books > Business & Economics > Industry & industrial studies > Industrial relations & safety > Industrial relations > Trade unions
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
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LSN: 0-252-08370-9
Barcode: 9780252083709

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