On the Ground : Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry Hardback
Part of the Working Class in American History series
On the Ground charts labor relations in the airline industry, unraveling the story of how baggage handlers--classified as unskilled workers--built tense but mutually useful alliances with their skilled coworkers such as aircraft mechanics and made tremendous gains in wages and working conditions, even in the era of supposedly \u0022complacent\u0022 labor in the 1950s and 1960s.
Liesl Miller Orenic explains how airline jobs on the ground were constructed, how workers chose among unions, and how federal labor policies as well as industry regulation both increased and hindered airline workers' bargaining power.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: University of Illinois Press
- Publication Date: 11/06/2009
- Category: Aerospace & air transport industries
- ISBN: 9780252034336