Social workers and labor unions by Howard Jacob Karger

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .

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StatementHoward Jacob Karger.
SeriesContributions in labor studies,, no. 26
LC ClassificationsHV46.2.U6 K37 1988
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 195 p. ;
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2527839M
ISBN 100313258678
LC Control Number88003127

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Although the relationship between social work and organized labor dates from the turn of the century, labor union membership has only been open to social workers since the late s. Consequently, the relationship between the profession and the unions is still in its by:   Although the relationship between social work and organized labor dates from the turn of the century, labor union membership has only been open to social workers since the late s.

Consequently, the relationship between the profession and the unions is still in its infancy.3/5(1). Abstract. While the profession of social work and the labor movement have moved in different directions since the post-WW2 era, recent events, such as the dominance of managed care and cuts in government financing, have led social workers to rediscover unions Cited by: Social workers are increasingly joining labor unions, and, today, in both Canada and the United States, their rate of union participation exceeds that of the general work force.

The book looked at unions from two perspectives: first, what we called the monopoly face of union – unions acting as raisers of benefits for their members – and second, the voice face of unions, or how unions represented labour in the workplace and in the body politic, giving voice to people who otherwise wouldn’t have had much say.

The literature on social work unions is modest compared to child protection, aging, multicultural practice, and so forth. Most of the literature was published in the s and then again in the s through the s, the heydays of interest in social work unions. The only book directly related to social work and unions is Karger   Introduction to Online Campaigning - free guideDownload the updated guide to Online Campaigning for unions, completely free and updated for I have released my first free Social workers and labor unions book on Social Media for Unions.

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Paperback. CDN$ (17 used & new offers) 5. “One of the reasons I wrote the book is to sound the alarm that there’s been a real decline of worker power overall,” Greenhouse, who spent some two decades covering labor. These associations are called labor or trade unions.

(St. John Paul II, On Human Work [Laborem Exercens], no. 20) As the Church solemnly reaffirmed in the recent Council, "the beginning, the subject and the goal of all social institutions is and must be the human person.".

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A presentation at the National Conference of Social Work MayThe social program of the new labor movement has not yet been formulated. It is very evident, however, that the program of social work, especially in its governmental aspects, is receiving immense reinforcement from the present vitality in the trade-union movement.

What Social Workers Do. Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Work Environment. Social workers work in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, schools, child welfare and human service agencies, hospitals, settlement houses, community development corporations, and private practices.

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Kurzman, Paul A., and Sheila Akabas. Industrial social work as an arena for practice. Social Work 52– E-mail Citation» The classic article that introduced a whole new field of practice; a must-read. Lewis, Beth. Occupational social work practice. In Social work in the 21st century. Edited by Michael Reisch and Eileen.

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During our more than fifty years of existence we have provided diligent representation to our membership, which now includes more than nine hundred employees of the County of Monroe in upstate New. Labor scholars are in general agreement that gradual trends in the economy and the world of work, the global context of industry and the practice of outsourcing jobs to non-union workers and other countries, the decline of manufacturing, and growing political and ideological opposition to unions all contribute to diminished union membership.

Finally, to point up the unlimited possibilities for trade union activity in community affairs, mention is made of the medical, hospital and welfare program being carried on by the United Mine Workers in the soft coal region of the United State and similarly unique community programs conducted by other trade unions.

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Its publication occurs just days before National Coming Out Day (which is Oct. 11 in both the U. Founded inthe National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more thanmembers.

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A labor union, or union, is defined as workers banding together to meet common goals, such as better pay, benefits, or promotion rules. In the United States, percent of American workers belong to a union, down from percent in (“ Union Members: ,” Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, news release, January.

By Ashley K. Laken and Kyllan B. Kershaw. Seyfarth Synopsis: As the future of work continues to take shape, labor unions are taking notice and adjusting their strategies and their focus in response.

To the extent they haven’t already, companies both large and small should take heed and consider adjusting their employee and labor relations approaches accordingly. This episode, we talk to a union organizer about the benefits of labor unions, why social workers specifically should seriously think about labor unionization, and a few things to expect if you do wanna take the first step at starting a social worker labor union.

We can do this, y'all. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Labor Day is tomorrow. And while this is always a day to celebrate the contributions of American workers, this year, the. Labor Day: What it Means Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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Why Labor Organizing Should Be a Civil Right lays out the case for a new approach, one that takes the issue beyond the confines of labor law by amending the Civil Rights Act so that it prohibits discrimination against workers trying to organize a union.

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Employees are protected whether or not they are in a union. Exploring labor’s role in society, the class will look at how unions have changed the lives of working people and contributed to better social policies. Discussions will highlight the relationship of our work lives to our non-work lives and will look at U.S.

labor relations in a comparative framework. Three big unions are among those talking to Amazon workers — the Teamsters, the United Food & Commercial Workers Union and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. Recent worker.

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Labor unions resulted in a positive impact on society. “A labor union is an organization intended to represent the collective interests of workers in negotiations with employers over wages, hours, benefits and working conditions” (Source 2). Labor unions date back as ofwhen journeymen tailors.

In his State of the Union address this year, President Trump declared that “our agenda is relentlessly pro-worker.” Despite this populist posturing, any sober assessment of Trump’s first term will show that it has been an all-out assault on labor.

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