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Author Palladino, Grace.

Title Skilled hands, strong spirits : a century of building trades history / Grace Palladino
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 274 pages : illustrations
Contents Skyscrapers, building trades councils, and the rise of the structural building trades -- Alliance -- The founding brothers : from the Structural Building Trades Alliance to the Building Trades Department -- "Sticking apart" : work, jurisdiction, and solidarity -- The high price of unity : conflict, crisis, and coming together -- Government matters -- A New Deal for labor : depression, recovery, and government-labor relations -- From Pearl Harbor to Denver : the building trades in war and peace -- The economic power of skill : mechanics, contractors, and civil rights -- Reorganizing the future -- From boom to bust : wage spirals, the business roundtable, and open-shop -- Construction -- Back to basics : the COMET Program, internal tensions, and the Las Vegas campaign
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-264) and index
Subject AFL-CIO. Building and Construction Trades Department -- History.
Building trades -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States -- History.
Construction workers -- Labor unions -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501729306 (electronic bk.)
9781501729300 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)