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- DescriptionOffering an overview of American unions, this text provides an introduction to what America's labor unions do, and why they do it. It portrays America's unions as complex, self-governing organizations that are struggling to regain their lost membership, bargaining power, and political influence.
- Author BiographyIn the summer of 2014, the international news media focused on a workers' dispute at Market Basket, a New England grocery chain. For two months, twenty-five thousand workers at the company's seventy-one stores and three warehouses had walked off their jobs, and customers helped them with a store-wide boycott. What captured international attention more than anything else was that this was the oddest strike ever (if it was even a strike at all); the workers, who were non-union, had left their jobs with only a single non-negotiable demand in mind-to have their boss, Arthur T. Demoulas, reinstated after he was fired as the company CEO by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas. But the Market Basket dispute was much more than a family feud, a board room intrigue or an impasse in negotiations. The dispute was all about the non-union workers' struggle for what they saw as a 21st-century business plan under which the company would be high wage, low-price, high product variety and strongly customer-oriented-all this under the leadership of Arthur T. The only alternative was for the company to be continued to be led by Arthur S., Arthur T.'s cousin, and be concerned, first and foremost, with pleasing the stockholders by lowering operating costs and raising profits. This case shows how Anya Rzepinska, a lower-level manager at a Market Basket store, and her fellow workers took a tremendous risk by walking off jobs that paid so well and promised so much.
- Author(s)Gary Chaison
- PublisherSAGE Publications Inc
- Date of Publication02/02/2006
- GenreIndustrial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationThousand Oaks
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSAGE Publications Inc
- Content Note1, black & white illustrations
- Weight478 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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