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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: For Beginners (16 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934389773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934389775
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.1 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,286,656 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Organized labor surged in the twentieth century, but not everyone understands their purpose in the modern day. "Unions for Beginners" discusses the role of unions in the American workforce as well as its history. David Cogswell provides a comprehensive introduction of what unions do for the modern worker, telling their history, and their place in today's corporate world that may be leading to their decline. "Unions for Beginners" is an intriguing modern history lesson, well worth considering for history and social issues collections." "-- Midwest Book Review"

"As David Cogswell reminds us, America's economy boomed when union membership was at its height and descended into stagnant wages and underemployment as unions eroded. The author doesn't entirely dismiss the corruption and lack of fair play that characterized some unions. However, he argues that, in balance, those organizations promoted a social ethic as well as prosperity, buoying the wellbeing of members and non-members alike." -- The Milwaukee "Express"

"Organized labor surged in the twentieth century, but not everyone understands their purpose in the modern day. "Unions for Beginners" discusses the role of unions in the American workforce as well as its history. David Cogswell provides a comprehensive introduction of what unions do for the modern worker, telling their history, and their place in today's corporate world that may be leading to their decline. "Unions for Beginners" is an intriguing modern history lesson, well worth considering for history and social issues collections." -- Midwest Book Review

"["Unions for Beginners"] is still recommended for everyone. It's recommended for those interested in the less well known parts of American history, it's recommended for union members who are unfamiliar with their history, and it's recommended for part of the explanation as to how America got into its present financial mess."-- Paul Lappen, "Midwest Book Review"

About the Author

David Cogswell is a writer based in Hoboken, N.J. He has written thousands of articles on business, travel, politics, and the arts for various print and online publications, including "Online Journal," "Democratic Underground," "Bushwatch," "Indymedia.org," "Fortune.com," "Travel Weekly," the "Hudson Current" and the "Jersey Journal." He's the author of "Existentialism For Beginners," "Zinn For Beginners" and "Chomsky For Beginners," and has contributed pieces to a number of political books, including "Fortunate Son: The Making of an American President," by J.H. Hatfield; "Ambushed: The Hidden History of the Bush Family" by Toby Rogers; and "America's Autopsy Report," by John Kaminski. The author lives in Hoboken, NJ.


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