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Author Burgmann, Meredith, author

Title Green bans, red union : the saving of a city / Meredith Burgmann & Verity Burgmann
Edition Second edition
Published Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2017


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 WATERFT BUSINESS  331.8819009944 Bur/Gbr 2017  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 349 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS -- The world's first green bans -- The preconditions for radical unionism -- The greening of the union -- pt. 2 A NEW CONCEPT OF UNIONISM -- Organisational principles and practices -- Industrial relations strategies -- Civilising the industry -- Pioneering social movement unionism -- Feminism and machismo: women as builders labourers -- pt. 3 PREVENTING THE PLUNDER -- Defending the open spaces -- Preserving the built environment -- Saving the national estate -- Breaking the bans, breaking the union -- Green bans forever?
Summary "At the height of the building industry boom in the 1970s a remarkable campaign stopped billions of dollars worth of indiscriminate development that was turning Australian cities into brutalist concrete jungles and destroyed their heritage buildings. Enraging developers and politicians but delighting many in the wider community, the members of the NSW Builders Labourers' Federation risked their jobs to preserve buildings, bush and parkland. Meredith Burgmann and Verity Burgmann open a window on a period when Australian workers led the world in innovative and effective forms of environmental protest. A timely new introduction reconsiders the impact of the now iconic green bans movement at a moment when workers' organisations around the world are fighting back against overdevelopment and global warming more strongly that ever before."--Back cover
Analysis Australian
Notes First edition published 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (300-323) and index
Subject NSW Builders Labourers Federation. New South Wales Branch -- History.
Battlers for Kelly's Bush
NSW Builders Labourers Federation -- History.
Building trades -- Employees -- Labor unions -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Buildings -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Construction industry -- Environmental aspects -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Construction workers -- Labor unions -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Construction industry -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Environmental protection -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Citizen participation.
Construction workers -- Labor unions.
Labor unions -- Political activity -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Protest movements -- Australia -- New South Wales.
Labor unions -- Australia -- New South Wales -- History.
Labor unions -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Construction workers -- History
Hunters Hill (N.S.W.)
Hunters Hill (N.S.W.) -- History -- 20th century
Kelly's Bush (N.S.W.)
Kelly's Bush (N.S.W.) -- History -- 20th century
Author Burgmann, Verity, author
ISBN 9781742235400