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"Reviving the Strike is a primer for every trade unionist tired of being the victim."--In These Times

"An effective and provocative historical approach to a complex problem: How do working Americans and their unions reverse the decline in living standards and employment security in the global economy?"--Larry Cohen, International President of the Communication Workers of America

"American employers think that the strike is pretty much dead. On our side of the bargaining table, too many unions seem to agree. Joe Burn's new book explains why this traditional tool of worker struggle is still relevant and how it can be used effectively in the 21st century. Reviving The Strike deserves a wide labor audience. Union members should not go into bargaining without it!"--Steve Early, author of The Civil Wars in US Labor.

About the Author

Joe Burns is a veteran union negotiator and labor lawyer, and a former local union president. For the past decade, he has negotiated labor contracts in the airline and health care industries. As a former local union president involved in strike solidarity, Burns supported many of the key strikes of the last several decades. He has a law degree from the New York University School of Law.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ig Publishing (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935439243
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935439240
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,238,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John Green on July 12, 2011
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This is a phenomenal contribution to labor studies. I'm recommending it to every site representative (shop stewards for teachers) in my local.

The whole premise is how to deal with a declining labor movement, hostile employers and anti-labor laws. Specifically, why the labor movement has given up on serious strikes & why striking will be central to reviving organized labor in the U.S.

Shutting down your workplace is the most genuinely effective power that working people have - no workers, no work.

Burns' book provides a ton of examples from labor struggles of the 20th and 21st century without getting bogged down. His analysis of the 'War Zone' in Illinois is particularly helpful because it reflects (on a much bigger scale) the type of struggles I've witnessed as a relatively young person, e.g. corporate campaigns, symbolic pickets, limited civil disobedience, and so on. In an era of labor's decline, I've never witnessed a traditional, open-ended strike that shut down production. This book is eye-opening.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Curtis D. Botner on December 26, 2011
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In my opinion a well written, interesting publication.
The argument made by Mr. Burns is a compelling one.
I'm really glad I have this book.
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Arguably the most important book on the current state of the labor movement, how we got here, and what we need to fix it. As a union activist and leader in my local union, I have recommended this book to other activists and labor leaders.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jason Mann on January 21, 2012
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Reviving the Strike is an excellent book for trade union leaders, staff and members.

Joe Burns raises provocative ideas on what the labour movement should do - and can start doing right now - to rebuild the power of our unions and organize new members.

One of his key arguments is that winning card check by itself is unlikely to bring about a revival in the labour movement. Until working people again have a meaningful way to backup their demands, increasing the number of union members and union density will not necessarily lead to long term success.

Worth a read.

Jason Mann, Author: Promoting Your Union: Six strategies to get more organizing leads and union members
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