By Rick Perlstein
Acclaimed historian Rick Perlstein chronicles the increase of the conservative stream within the liberal Nineteen Sixties. on the middle of the tale is Barry Goldwater, the renegade Republican from Arizona who loathed federal govt, despised liberals, and mocked peaceful coexistence” with the USSR. Perlstein’s narrative shines a gentle on an entire global of conservatives and their antagonists, together with William F. Buckley, Nelson Rockefeller, and invoice Moyers. Vividly written, Before the Storm is an important booklet concerning the Sixties.
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The reclassification of employment relationships is a central mechanism of labor cost-cutting in today’s global economy. While triangulated forms of employment such as subcontracting are one of the oldest forms of capitalist exploitation, they have become pervasive across manufacturing sectors as well as rapidly expanding service-producing sectors. The ability to define the legitimate divisions of the employer-employee relationship not only influences the distribution of rights and resources between workers and those who benefit from their labor under ambiguous and insecure forms of employment, but it can also subvert existing institutional channels for defining the meaning and application of the rule of law, especially when pertaining to subordinated social groups.
In countries with relatively higher union density levels, such as those in Northern Europe, industrial workers confronted pressures to weaken institutionalized labor market protections and bring wage rates in line with transnationally depressed standards (Western 1997). Despite their higher levels of militancy and mass mobilization, neoliberal restructuring policies have also weakened the bargaining power of trade unions in countries such as Brazil, South Africa, and Korea (Webster and Buhlungu 2004).
Organizing Independently Contracted Home Care Workers and Golf Caddies,” explores the struggles of two groups of peripherally employed personal service workers. I find that in both cases, local unions are redefining “independent contractors” as “legitimate workers” with the right to form unions and bargain collectively, whether or not they were technically eligible under existing labor laws. In chapters 5 and 6, alliances with students and other social movement actors are pivotal in strengthening the symbolic leverage of marginalized workers in both countries.
Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus by Rick Perlstein