"In The Broken Table, Chris Rhomberg sees the Detroit strike as a historic collision of two opposing forces: a system in place since the New Deal governing disputes between labor and management and decades of increasingly aggressive corporate efforts to eliminate unions."--Jacket.
Introduction: Labor Day in America Worlds of work: economy and civil society. The industry: Gannett and Knight-Ridder Detroit: labor and community A "daily miracle": the life of the workplace The institutional regulation of labor. Proper channels: U.S. labor law and union-management relations The path to confrontation: the newspapers' joint operating agreement in Detroit Extraordinary measures: planning for war War of position: the 1995 contract negotiations The spaces of conflict. Worlds collide: the start of the strike Law and violence: permanent replacements and the control of collective action Theaters of engagement: state and civil society Waiting for justice: the return to work and the end of the strike Governing the workplace: American labor today. Conclusion: a signal juncture.
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